Gov. Tony Evers Creates Task Force On Broadband Access
JULY 14, 2020 from WPR: Wisconsin currently ranks 30th in the nation for broadband coverage. More than 5.4 million residents, or roughly 93 percent of the state's population, now have access to broadband internet in Wisconsin, according to the most recent data from the Federal Communications Commission. However, challenges with access remain in rural areas of the state, where roughly 398,000 people or nearly 23 percent of the rural population lack high-speed internet. The number of rural residents lacking broadband access has decreased from 748,000 in 2018.