Karyn Schauf lives just outside of Barron, Wisconsin, on her family’s nearly 1,000-acre farm, known as Indian Head Holsteins. Earlier this year, the Schauf’s retired from breeding dairy cows, but still grow corn and sell wood shavings. And the newest addition to their farm is high speed broadband, which has made their internet more dependable.
“It would frequently go down and the weather affected it greatly. If the leaves were blowing outside, then the wind blew the antenna. And we were always having to buy supplemental boxes to boost whatever, you know,” Schauf said. “It was just such a headache. It really was.”
Schauf’s son Zach and his wife wanted to move back to Barron from the Twin Cities, but with multiple businesses, he found the lack of reliable internet off-putting. Read the full story here.