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The mission of the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) is to make high performance broadband more accessible, resilient, competitive and affordable in Wisconsin. 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 serves as the leader and coordinator of broadband goals, data and strategies across the state. Our vision is that all Wisconsinites have the information technology capacity needed to fully participate in society. ​

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 Grants

On May 18, 2021, Governor Tony Evers announced that the PSC will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with up to $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

            • ​​​​​​​​​Applications will be available on June 1, 2021.
            • Applications will be due on July 27, 2021.

>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 $74.2 million to 268 grant projects in seven fiscal years. ​​​

Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access​

On July 14th, 2020, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #80 (Accessible Version) creating the Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access. The task force will advise the Governor and Wisconsin State Legislature on broadband actions and policy, including strategies for successfully expanding high speed internet access to every residence, business, and institution in the state; initiatives for digital inclusion; and pathways to unlocking and optimizing the benefits of statewide, affordable access to broadband for all communities in Wisconsin.​​

> find out more about the Task Force​


​Wisco​nsin Broadband Plan

​​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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