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PSC Authorizes Development of Rural Initiatives, Digester Programs (press release)

10/27/2016 PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

(MADISON) – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has voted to authorize up to $47.5 million in unallocated dollars to develop new Focus on Energy rural programs incorporating anaerobic digesters and exploring the synergies to help expand broadband to underserved areas. Focus on Energy program administrator, CB&I, will now design programs consistent with today’s […]

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Working with Wisconsin Businesses Online

09/07/2016 e-commerce, ecommerce, Economic Development, pilot, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Uncategorized, Wisconsin by j.smith

Consider these stories of real, rural Wisconsin businesses and their internet use: A local retail store began in 1988 with a single truck, delivering to a regional outlet. They have since expanded their sales network to a variety of wholesalers throughout the Midwest.  The internet has been essential to their expansion, and to what they […]

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Web & Online Training

08/05/2016 e-commerce, ecommerce, Economic Development, pilot, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Having even a basic website today is equivalent to being listed in the phone book. Businesses that are not online run the risk of losing customers and sales daily. We know that building up an online presence can be a difficult task for small businesses with limited resources–this is why the Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center […]

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Web and Online Training (e-commerce) July 2016

05/18/2016 e-commerce, ecommerce, Economic Development, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Wisconsin by j.smith

Web and online (e-commerce) training for business in Crawford and Vernon counties Wisconsin July 2016

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Legislative Update: Broadband Grants (PSC-W)

01/19/2016 Economic Development, Funding, Policy, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Republicans have introduced a bill to expand PSC-W broadband expansion grants. A recent amendment would expand the dollar amount, and change ongoing to biennial funding.   Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau This bill allows the Public Service Commission to make a total of $10,000,000 in broadband expansion grants during fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17. Under […]

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Gov. Visits Hurley WI (Broadband Grant)

12/02/2015 Economic Development, Funding, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Hurley Tuesday to announce Iron County‘s broadband grant was successful. “We’re pleased to be here … talking about this grant today, and it’s really a great partnership. We’ve got the private sector, we’ve got the county and the county economic development elements all coming together here and we’re pleased to […]

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Public Comment: PSCW Broadband Expansion Grants

10/05/2015 PSC / Link Wisconsin, Wisconsin by j.smith

On September 30, 2015, the Commission received 28 applications for FY 2016 Broadband Expansion Grants. The applications that the Commission received are listed in Attachment 1. With this year’s broadband grant cycle, the Commission decided to provide a period of time for interested persons to file comments either in support of or in opposition to the […]

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Broadband Funding: Updates

01/29/2015 PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Governor Walker made the latest announcement relating to the roll-out of the 2015-17 State Budget at the Chippewa Valley Rally in Madison yesterday. Broadband highlights include: Provide $6 million of new funding from the Universal Service Fund cash balance to the Broadband Expansion Grant Program.  In addition, increase flexibility for the Public Service Commission in […]

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Rural E-Commerce Training Pilot: Preliminary Report

11/24/2014 PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

About the Project The Rural E-Commerce Training Pilot is a four-county Public Service Commission (Wisconsin)-funded project managed and executed through the University Wisconsin-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center in partnership with the Strategic Networks Group  and UWEX Community Educators in Ashland, Bayfield, Oneida and Vilas counties. This is a pilot to determine the level of […]

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Bandwidth Assessment Tool Training

11/10/2014 Bandwidth Assessment Tool (BAT), PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Uncategorized, Wireless, Wisconsin by j.smith

UW-Extension invites you to attend the Bandwidth Assessment Tool (BAT) Training to better understand the benefits of broadband (high-speed Internet access) and the speed your business, resident, farm, or anchor institution (government facility, medical institution, school, or library) needs to function well. Broadband is an essential commodity for communities and businesses to thrive in the […]

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