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.
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.
Broadband Expansion Grants
June 8, 2020, Governor Tony Evers and Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, announced key application dates for the next round of grants available from the Broadband Expansion Grant Program.
- The applications are available on September 1,
- The applications are due on December 1, 2020.
In this grant round, $24 million has been made available to applicants to help expand broadband internet to unserved areas of the state.
>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 $44 million to 210 grant projects in seven fiscal years.
Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access
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
Wisconsin Broadband Plan, 2019
Check what's in store for expanding internet access in Wisconsin.
>read the plan
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.
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