September 23, 2020Christina Brey

Evers to use $5M in CARES funds for broadband expansion grants

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Gov. Tony Evers will use more than $5 million of funding from the federal CARES Act for the expansion of high-speed, broadband internet underserved and unserved regions of Wisconsin. Funding will be awarded by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to applicants from the 2020 broadband expansion grants that did not receive funding and are able to connect customers by December 30, 2020, and satisfy the requirements of the federal CARES Act.

“This pandemic further illustrates the need for additional funding to expand broadband,” Evers said. “These dollars, along with our investments from the budget that I signed last year, will ensure that we are maximizing our expansion efforts to get folks connected.”