By Tim Kowols
The announcement of broadband expansion grants for Kewaunee County last month expects to provide a major boost for economic development in the future. The Public Service Commission awarded the county a $40,000 grant to build a wireless tower and install fixed wireless service for a yet to be determined place in Kewaunee County. The hope is to acquire more grants to duplicate the process countywide over time. With customers expecting more from their Kewaunee County suppliers in less time, Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation chairperson Lonnie Vincent says the lack of quality broadband Internet prevents businesses from moving forward.
The state awarded more than $5 million in broadband expansion grants in April and is already accepting applications for its next round in 2019.