By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County is looking for help to expand its broadband access for its residents and businesses. Last month, county officials submitted their application to the Public Service Commission for a broadband expansion grant of $335,000 to begin the first phase of their project. The grant would help fund the equipment needed for eight towers to create wireless broadband access countywide. Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt says people moving or building in the area expect to be able to get a connection to the Internet.
Governor Scott Walker announced last October that the PSC would award up to $7.5 million in grants in 2018 as a part of the biennial budget. Expanding broadband funding to the area was a major component of last year’s Door-Kewaunee County Legislative Days agenda.