Broadband internet could become a reality for thousands
of rural Wisconsin homes.
The Federal Communications Commission's 'Connect America'
program is giving 570-million dollars to Wisconsin
to help expand faster Internet service in the state
through the year 20-20.
The money will be split between three companies .
including CenturyLink .
to expand service to about 230-thousand households
Wisconsin is second to only California in the dollar
amount received from the program.