Major highways connecting cities across the country could someday be used to deliver green energy and high-speed internet service.

Wisconsin already has “the playbook” to make it happen, says a new study that calls for the use of underground high-voltage power lines and broadband cable, along highway rights of way — effectively creating energy and communications routes.

Tuesday,  the Wisconsin Technology Council will host a panel discussion based on the “NextGen Highways” study done for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Underground power transmission systems, aimed at delivering wind-generated electricity from rural areas to cities, could address several problems, said Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still.

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