Chippewa County was a recipient of a Broadband Expansion Grant from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). Grant funds are being used to expand high-speed Internet access and to complete and develop a 5.4 mile fiber optic network system running through Chippewa Falls, connecting the Riverside Industrial Park with Lake Wissota Business Park (LWBP). This project allows LWBP, a 200 acre mixed-use, State of Wisconsin Shovel Ready Certified business park with high speed internet access making this location more attractive to businesses looking to expand or relocate operations. All a business would have to do is hook up to this new fiber optic line.
Photographed above are representatives from Chippewa County, the WIN Network, and Underground systems in front of the river bore project installing the new fiber optic lines.