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Dem Govs Get It Done: Gov. Tony Evers Announces $100 Million to Increase Broadband Internet Access Across Wisconsin

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Today, Gov. Tony Evers announced he’s investing $100 million for the next round of the State Broadband Expansion Grant Program, which, under his leadership, has or will provide more than 300,000 Wisconsin homes and businesses with access to new or improved broadband internet.

Gov. Evers is delivering on his promise that 2021 would be the Year of Broadband Access. The program will deploy high-performance broadband to underserved areas of Wisconsin.

“Whether it’s going to school, working from home, or running a small business, broadband is essential to ensuring our families, communities, and our state bounce back from this pandemic even better than we were before it hit,” said Gov. Evers. “I’m proud of our efforts to make historic investments in broadband expansion to help make sure folks are connected.”

Gov. Evers has prioritized meaningful investments in Wisconsin’s infrastructure throughout his governorship, including fixing more than 1,000 miles of highway and more than 800 state and local bridges.

“The pandemic exposed the need for high-speed, affordable internet in every Wisconsin household and business, and Gov. Tony Evers is delivering on that front,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “By investing in critical infrastructure — from roads and bridges to broadband internet — Gov. Evers is building a better Wisconsin where everyone can thrive.”