The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to continue the work of its broadband task force, expanding its research and recommendations beyond rural areas to broadband access in cities.

Task force chair and Supervisor Melissa Ratcliff, District 36, said the resolution was brought forward because there is still a lot of work to be done on broadband in Dane County. The Executive Committee also unanimously passed the motion earlier Thursday.

“We’re behind compared to other states,” Ratcliff said, “and our rural areas are really the ones that are hurting because of it.”

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