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    /news/press-releases/2018/vinehout-vruwink-introduce-moving-broadband-forward/
    Summary: The package of four bills provide $100 million a year in grants for broadband expansion for the next two years. The legislation also removes costly and time-consuming roadblocks when municipalities want to start their own broadband utilities.
    Body: Sen. Vinehout, Rep. Vruwink Introduce “Moving Broadband Forward” Bills MADISON – State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and State Rep. Don Vruwink (D-Milton) introduced their “Moving Broadband Forward” bills today. The package of four bills provi...
    /news/columns/2018/moving-broadband-forward-for-wisconsin/
    Summary: In a recent committee hearing, I argued majority lawmakers were moving broadband expansion forward by press release and little else.
    Body: Moving Broadband Forward for Wisconsin In a recent committee hearing, I argued majority lawmakers were moving broadband expansion forward by press release and little else. This week Representative Don Vuwink (D-Milton) and I are circulating bill...

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    /news/columns/2015/lack-of-rural-broadband-frustrates-fairgoers/
    Summary: Internet in rural Wisconsin is closer to Pony Express than “pedal to the metal.”
    Body:   “It’s pedal to the metal on broadband policy—for both consumers and competitors,” said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler at a recent address to the Brookings Institute as reported on a Brookings website. Internet i...
    /news/columns/2017/broadband-expansion-rural-wisconsin-needs-the-real-deal/
    Summary: According to the federal government’s most recent information, Wisconsin ranks last in the Midwest in both rural and urban broadband access with only 44% of rural folks accessing download speeds of 25 Mbps.
    Body:     Broadband Expansion: Rural Wisconsin Needs the Real Deal “All we seek is help to get the basic broadband services that you all take for granted,” Justin Fortney from Clifton Township in Pierce County wrote to me.  “It has been frustrating f...