Access to broadband is vital for the economic health and growth of Wisconsin. Yet many homes and businesses have no broadband access or internet service speeds that fall below FCC standards.
State and federal grants are available to bring broadband to underserved areas around the state, but in order to tap into those grants the state must identify those areas of greatest need.
To help ensure broadband access, the nine Regions of Economic Development and the nine Regional Planning Commissions have invested in an internet speed test tool, with support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). They are asking residents and businesses across the state to take the test to help establish where support is needed.