Wisconsin groups representing rural schools, technology, business and other interests are backing an ambitious plan to close the rural broadband gap that’s left millions of Americans without access to high-speed internet service.

The groups are part of a new coalition, called Connect Americans Now, that aims to extend high-speed internet access across the country. An estimated 23.4 million people in rural America remain without broadband, despite efforts by the government and service providers to extend access.

In Wisconsin, the national coalition’s partners include the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Wisconsin Technology Council and Wisconsin Realtors Association. Read the full story here.