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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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WTA Conference: Presentation and Materials

10/28/2015 Wisconsin by j.smith

Below are the presentation materials for the Centers’ workshop at the 2015 Wisconsin Towns Association annual conference. If you have questions about these materials or trouble accessing them, please let us know. Presentation (Powerpoint) Broadband Policy Examples (PDF) Broadband Policy Examples (online flip book) Broadband Funding (online document) Broadband Funding (PDF) LinkWisconsin (broadband coverage maps, […]

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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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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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WI Broadband eNews 2014

02/03/2015 Wisconsin by j.smith

December http://eepurl.com/5Ep8v UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines November http://eepurl.com/5t3S5 UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines October http://eepurl.com/4hKjr UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines September http://eepurl.com/3py4L UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines August http://eepurl.com/Y9Ler UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines July http://eepurl.com/XOukD UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center headlines June http://eepurl.com/UK3dz UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce Education […]

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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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