More than 88,000 homes and businesses in rural Wisconsin could miss out on getting high-speed internet service because the Federal Communications Commission denied funding for the service provider, LTD Broadband.

Las Vegas-based LTD, which covers large swaths of the Midwest, says it will appeal the FCC’s decision to not move forward with $1.32 billion in Rural Digital Opportunity Fund grants the company won for roughly 500,000 locations in 15 states.

“We clearly think they broke their own rules in arriving at their decision,” said LTD Chief Executive Officer Corey Hauer.

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