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On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin to Better Broadband

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Project teams and stakeholders responsible for regional and statewide broadband projects can learn a lot of valuable lessons from the fighting Badgers of the University of Wisconsin, and their private partner Packerland Broadband. 


The ARRA-funded Wisconsin broadband project, Building Community Capacity through Broadband (BCCB), prevailed over a lot of aggravation and turmoil created by incumbents and state legislators trying to kill their project, The project is now moving full steam ahead on improving broadband throughout the state.


Community and Economic Development Mgr, Prof. Andrew Lewis, Technology Project Manager Brian Remer and Packerland Dir. of Operations Joe Esbrook delve into details on the various community projects, surviving legislative and legal challenges, how to structure a statewide project and what the future holds for broadband in Wisconsin.