By Tim Kowols
Residents in the town of Liberty Grove and Kewaunee County expect to have an easier time connecting to the Internet thanks to monies received from Governor Scott Walker’s announcement of $7.86 million in broadband expansion grants. Kewaunee County received $40,000 to build a wireless tower and install a fixed wireless service in a location to be determined, while Liberty Grove was awarded $118,760 to build three wireless towers and install a fixed wireless service. Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt says the announcement is an exciting first step for its residents, visitors, and businesses as broadband access now for much of the area is a challenge.
According to the Wisconsin State Farmer, the 46 grants awarded Thursday by Governor Walker could bring high-speed access to approximately 1,600 businesses and 18,000 residences.