Availability of broadband infrastructure alone is not enough to solve the digital divide for all Wisconsin residents. Targeted strategies for internet adoption, device access, digital literacy and affordable service are critical to make broadband and technology available for all.
The Wisconsin Broadband Office works to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the underrepresented, have access to broadband technology. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning and access to essential services.
Digital Equity Work
The Wisconsin Broadband Office engages in number of activities to support digital inclusion in Wisconsin:
Digital Equity Act
The federal Digital Equity Act program will support the closure of the digital divide and promote equity and digital inclusion, so that “individuals and communities have the information technology capacity that is needed for full participation in the society and economy of the United States. For more information visit the Internet for All page
For regular email updates on the Commission’s broadband and digital equity work, please send an email to PSCStateBroadbandOffice@wisconsin.gov and ask to be added to our distribution list.