Archive for the ‘Rural Broadband’ Category

Boot Camp June 2015 Materials

06/08/2015 bootcamp, Economic Development, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Folder Materials About the Center:  Strategic Plan What the Center Does Center Resources Meeting Materials:  June 2015 Boot Camp Agenda Kotter 8 Steps of Change County Economic Development Profile Boot Camp June 2015 Participant List Power Point presentations:  Kotter / County steps Broadband Adoption E-commerce Pilots & FirstNet links broadband in your county Additional Publications Rural Wisconsin Today, […]

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Broadband Boot Camp 2015

04/10/2015 bootcamp, Economic Development, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

This year our Center is focusing our Broadband Boot Camp specifically on communities that are leading the digital pack statewide, or that have specifically expressed interest in leading their communities into the 21st century with broadband options.  We are being so focused because we’ve seen, through Broadband Boot Camps we’ve held over the past three […]

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Speakers Address Jobs, Economy and Broadband Internet in Iron County

03/26/2015 Digital Leader, Economic Development, Rural Broadband, Wireless, Wisconsin by j.smith

A 2014 survey of Iron County residents found that of 803 property owners who returned surveys, 162 would start or move a business to Iron County given adequate broadband internet. This was one result reported by Will Andresen, UW Extension, during a panel discussion on broadband at the Oma Town Hall.  The program, sponsored by […]

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Smart Rural Communities: Economic Development and Broadband

02/18/2015 Economic Development, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Vernon Telephone Cooperative in Westby, Wisconsin, began in 1950 and now serves nearly 7,000 members with broadband high-speed internet, telephone and digital television. Their mission is to provide the latest telecommunication technology and promote economic development in the communities they serve. Over the last several years, Vernon Telephone Cooperative has provided many of its members […]

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E-commerce for Wisconsin Business

02/05/2015 e-commerce, ecommerce, pilot, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

“I attended the e-commerce training and was impressed with the knowledge of the presenters and the depth of the material. The audience was engaged and interested. This is a very valuable topic and is just what we need in rural Wisconsin.” –Rep. Bop Kulp (R-Stratford) About the Project The Rural E-Commerce Training Pilot was a […]

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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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Can Broadband Reforms Reduce Rural Poverty?

12/08/2014 Policy, Rural Broadband by j.smith

Can Broadband Reforms Reduce Rural Poverty? Gillis Associates, Dec. 6 At its December Open Commission Meeting the Federal Communications Commission  (FCC) will consider several proposed national policy reforms intended to improve broadband access in rural areas. Arguably, those who have the most at stake are the approximately 8.5 million rural householders living in poverty.

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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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Broadband Grant Workshops (PSC-W)

08/20/2014 PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

On behalf of the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Broadband & E-Commerce Education is hosting four grant-writing workshops to help Wisconsin communities position themselves for a Broadband Expansion Grant.

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