The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has announced their 2017 Broadband Expansion Grants.  Applications for grants may be submitted by any of the following: 

  1. An organization operated for profit or not for profit, including a cooperative.
  2. A telecommunications utility.

A city, village, town, or county that has established a legal partnership or joint venture arrangement with an otherwise qualified organization or telecommunications utility.

The PSC is hosting workshops to “help guide community participants toward a stronger understanding of grant guidelines, grant-eligible areas, possible public-private partnership models, previous grant awardee examples, and timelines for grant applications”.  

A local workshop will be held on:  

Thursday, April 14, 2016
9-11:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Charter Bank
1010 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Or if you cannot attend in person plan to participate in a webinar held on:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
10 -11:30 a.m.
Online/call-in webinar
http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite7/Play/c9576ed4f017452f892b1d6b79baef4f1d
Applications for the Broadband Expansion Grants for Fiscal Year 2017 are due Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Instructions and additional information may be found at: http://psc.wi.gov