The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) is accepting applications for 2018 funding under the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program. Previous grants under the program have been awarded to consortiums that have included hospitals and health systems to help support telemedicine enabling broadband service in their community.
The grant program provides reimbursement for equipment and construction expenses incurred to extend or improve broadband telecommunications service in underserved areas of Wisconsin. For 2018, $1.5 million in grant funds are available. As previously reported in The Valued Voice, Gov. Scott Walker and legislators are proposing legislation to significantly increase the amount of funding for the Broadband Expansion Grant Program.
Application instructions, FAQs, summaries of previous grant awards, and other information can be found at: https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/BroadbandGrants.aspx
. Applications for the 2018 Broadband Expansion Grants are due June 30, 2017.