Governor Scott Walker has called on the State Legislature to pass a proposed bill that appropriates an additional $35.5 million for broadband expansion and technology programs over the next three fiscal years. Walker made the announcement at the Muehl Public Library in Seymour, where his first listening session was conducted in December 2015.

“Over the past year, we’ve conducted more than 70 listening sessions in communities throughout the state, and one of the topics we hear brought up all the time is access to reliable broadband internet,” the governor said. “The proposed legislation we’re asking the Legislature to act on triples the state’s broadband and technology investments and it will allow Wisconsin communities, especially in rural areas, to compete for jobs, improve education, and provide a higher quality of life.” Read the full story here.