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The mission of the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) is to make Wisconsin more competitive through advancing the availability, adoption, and use of broadband technologies. Since 2009, the WBO has been collecting and mapping broadband coverage information for improved planning purposes. As part of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the WBO works with stakeholders to build partnerships with providers and consumers to enhance broadband across the state. 

Emergency Internet Resources

Several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering free or low-cost internet access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. These services are offered in the areas each ISP serves, or as otherwise described.

>view emergency resources here​

This listing will be updated as more information becomes available. This list is not guaranteed to be complete, or an endorsement for the companies listed. The PSC is not liable for inaccuracies. If you are aware of any additional programs, please contact the PSC.​

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PSC Internet & Phone Helpline - 608-267-3595

The PSC has established their Internet & Phone helpline for Wisconsin consumers. Please dial 608-267-3595 to speak with dedicated PSC staff or leave a voicemail.

Phone: 608-267-3595



Broadband Expansion Grants

On September 4, 2019, Governor Tony Evers opened the Broadband Expansion Grant application round for Fiscal Year 2020. This grant announcement opens up to $24 million for improving internet access across Wisconsin.

>learn about the grant program   

In July 2013, the state created the Broadband Expansion Grant program to help meet the demand for improved broadband and encourage its development in Wisconsin's unserved and underserved areas. Since then, the PSC has awarded approximately $20.1 million to 138 grant projects in six fiscal years. ​​​


​Wisconsin Broadband Plan, 2019

​​Check what's in store for expanding internet access in Wisconsin.

>read the plan​​​​


 

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Find your internet options

View broadband coverage in Wisconsin

>view web map   


 

 

 

Internet Discount Finder

Internet providers offer an array of discounted internet subscriptions based upon a variety of factors such as income, participation in Free and Reduced Cost Lunch programs, housing assistance, veteran status, Medicaid, Supplementary Security Income and more. The Wisconsin State Broadband Office has developed a tool to help identify programs available based upon location.

>search database

 

 

Print Local Coverage Map

Select from county & political district areas​

>print your map

 

 

 

 

 

High-Speed Internet Access Demand Survey

Thank you to the over 14,000 citizens and businesses who participated in our High Speed Internet Demand Survey. The survey ended on December 31st, 2016. Survey results will be made available in Summer 2017. An updated survey participation map (by county) is available below.

>see the results

 

 

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