More than $2 million in grant money from the state and federal level to expand broadband services is headed to projects in Kenosha County, improving internet access for thousands of residents in rural, underserved areas.
Both grants were awarded by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The federal grant draws from the American Rescue Plan Act. In total, between state-funded and federally funded projects, 154 grants have been awarded in 2022 across Wisconsin.
The larger of the two grants, more than $1.2 million in state funds, will go to Frontier North for a $8.1 million project, bringing high-speed internet services to 3,709 locations in unserved and underserved areas. The spending will underwrite projects in Bristol, Salem, Silver Lake, Trevor and Twin Lakes. The project is expected to be completed within two years.