Members of the technology sector are making a new push for the Video Competition Act.
As lawmaker continue to debate legislation de-regulating the state's cable industry, Tom Cohen with the Fiber-to-the-Home Council says Wisconsin is missing out on millions of dollars in new investments. The group estimates an initial investment of nearly $400 million, if the bill is passed.
Cohen says that's just for upgrading fiber optic lines to provide video services. After that's done, he says many companies that rely on broadband technology will have a new reason to look at Wisconsin because of the enhanced network.
The Fiber-to-the-Home Council represents a variety of companies that market broadband technologies.
The Video Competition Act remains tied up in a legislative committee, largely over concerns about consumer protections and funding for Public Access TV stations.