The Public Service Commission wants to hear from residents on a plan to expand digital access in south central Wisconsin. The public meeting Tuesday will focus on ways to fill gaps in broadband availability, along with improve adoption of existing services throughout the region.
An economic development group involved with the process says such access is even more important outside of metro areas where face-to-face contact is not easy. However these are the areas that have the least access to broadband.
“Obviously Dane County is important but we really want to reach out to the none Dane Counties as well because they are the ones most impacted by this,” says Joe Klosterman, Project Manager with Thrive.
The PSC says another goal of the event is to gather public and private investment of time and money for more and better broadband.
The government’s Link Wisconsin initiative ( Region 8 ) includes Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk Counties. The meeting begins at 4:30 pm at the Days Inn Portage.
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