State senator calls for improved broadband access in northern Wisconsin

A state senator is calling on her fellow lawmakers to fund broadband access development in northern Wisconsin and bring the region up to speed with the rest of the state.

State Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, said the region’s lack of connectivity is dangerous, and that building cellphone towers and broadband infrastructure could boost the region’s economy.

"We’ve got people who are still using dial-up, and they’re a couple miles away from people who have fiber," Bewley said. "It’s very inconsistent, and it’s therefore very difficult to sell the north to other people in other parts of the state who may want to live here. We want to tell them that we are as connected as the rest of the state when it comes to communication."

Read more: Price County Review

Add new comment

Please refrain from adding URLs to unrelated or commercial websites. This site is moderated and comments with inappropriate links are rejected. Thank you for your understanding.

No profane language is allowed! Posts that contain profanity will not be published.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.