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Benefits of Increased Broadband Access

02/23/2017 Data, Economic Development, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Increased access to broadband provides opportunities across a wide range of areas, including positive impacts to economies, education, health, and quality of life. Improved Health Care Online records make it easier to communicate with doctors about health status and treatment options, resulting in better medical services. This can also help decrease treatment and administrative costs […]

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Pew: Fewer people using home broadband because it’s costly

12/22/2015 Data, Economic Development by j.smith

12-21-15 Associated Press (as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) New York — More Americans are shunning costly home broadband and using their cellphones to get online, a new survey shows. Eighty percent of U.S. adults had Internet access this year, whether through a smartphone or a home Internet connection, up from 78% two years […]

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Download Smartphone App to Test Mobile Broadband in Your Community

04/30/2014 Data, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Wisconsin needs your help. Mobile Broadband access is important  for business, public safety, and recreational purposes all across Wisconsin.  The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) wants to help validate mobile connectivity and speeds. To achieve this, a crowd sourcing app is available that empowers citizens to capture connectivity data that can then be analyzed by […]

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How much does a gig cost?

01/17/2014 Data by j.smith

How much does “big broadband connectivity” cost? Many communities are already served by next generation broadband networks delivering 1 Gbps or more of connectivity (100 times faster than most of the broadband connections in this state). To our knowledge there are only two places in Wisconsin where consumers could subscribe to 1 Gbps service: Bloomer, […]

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Broadband, youth and community impact

10/29/2013 Data, Wisconsin by j.smith

Did you know? In well-served regions of the country (defined as >6 Mbps), 18-35 year olds make up 23.4% of the population served. In under-served regions of the country (defined as >256 Kbps/ < 3 Mbps), 18-35 year olds make up only 15.2% of the population served. 18-35 year olds locate where they can access […]

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Broadband Demand Survey

03/18/2013 Data, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Wisconsin by j.smith

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC-W) has launched an effort to map broadband availability in Wisconsin. Those maps are currently available on the LinkWisconsin web site While these interactive maps are a huge improvement over the data we had available the last few years, they really don’t inform the most important question: Are businesses and […]

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Opportunity: Help us map high speed internet demand in Wisconsin

01/15/2013 Data, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Wisconsin by j.smith

The University Wisconsin-Extension’s Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center, in partnership with the Public Service Commission-WI (PSC), WEDC and a host of statewide partners to promote and support the LinkWISCONSIN broadband demand survey. This exciting project will for the first time map both business and residential internet services statewide in a color coded scheme showing adequate, […]

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Majority of Adults Now Using Social Media

10/11/2011 Data by j.smith

Wisconsin broadband data: Majority of Adults Now Using Social Media

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WI Households using the internet to upload, share photos

10/04/2011 Data by j.smith

WI Households using the internet to upload, share photos

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Percentage of WI Households using internet to research health

09/27/2011 Data by j.smith

Percentage of WI Households using internet to research health

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