By Tim Kowols
The town of Liberty Grove continues to pursue any opportunities they can to expand broadband Internet access in their area. The town board recently passed an ordinance 5-0 limiting the obstacles standing in the way of broadband companies from expanding service in the town. Town chairperson John Lowry says they have identified five areas in their town, including its gravel pit, where installing new towers would benefit the needs of the community. The unwillingness of some companies and landowners has stalled the process.
Recent studies from UW-Whitewater have shown the economic impact reliable broadband Internet access would provide including millions of dollars in additional economic activity and the creation of more jobs.