Lt Gov Rebecca Kleefisch Speaks to Participants at UW-Extension Broadband Boot Camp

Those attending the two-day Broadband Boot Camp in Wausau, conducted by the UW-Extension Center for Community Technology Solutions (CCTS) were treated to an insightful and fact-packed talk by Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) on the morning of Day Two of the summit. In her remarks, the Lt. Governor thanked NWBDC Founder Don Sidlowski for having extended the invitation to her to speak to the participants, and she referenced the importance of broadband expansion and adoption as a means for job creation and expansion in the state. The Lt. Governor coined the now widely used slogan “Wisconsin is Open for Business” and she shared her ideas with those in the room on how broadband, as facilitated by public-private partnerships, or P3s as supported by Governor Scott Walker, were a primary way in which this could be accomplished. By earmarking $5.5M in funds for broadband expansion and development in unserved and underserved communities through a grant program to be administered by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) the Lt. Governor stated that government has a role in facilitating the expansion.

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