By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County is looking towards the future as it applies for aid for rural broadband Internet access. The request for $800,000 from the Public Service Commission grant money pool would be matched by the county ($1.6 million project total) to expand the network of existing towers so rural areas could have broadband Internet access similar to what is already available in the cities of Kewaunee and Algoma and the village of Luxemburg. Between encouraging the growth of small business in Kewaunee County and the growing technology needs for farmers and students, Administrator Scott Feldt says broadband Internet access is worth the investment.
Feldt is hopeful for the grant being approved by the PSC because of its suggestion that the funds be provided over the course of a few years. The deadline to apply is June 30 with a decision on the grants to come sometime in August.