Wisconsin State Broadband Expansion Grants increased to $125 million

MADISON (WKBT) – Governor Evers announced an additional $25 million to the State Broadband Expansion Grants – bringing the grand total to $125 million.

It’s an increase from Evers’ original announcement of $100 million in November, which seeks to expand access to high speed internet in underserved areas of the state.

“I promised to work to ensure every Wisconsinite had access to high-quality, high-speed internet, and our State Broadband Expansion Grant Program is one of the fastest and most efficient ways we have to do just that,” Gov. Evers said.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin received 194 grant requests totaling $495 million in March. Decisions on those requests will be made in the coming weeks.

Funding for the broadband expansion grants comes from Wisconsin’s 2021-23 Biennial Budget.

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