The purpose of the Broadband Expansion Grant Program is to encourage the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability in underserved areas of the state. This state program was established in 2014 and follows statutory requirements set forth in
Wis. Stat. § 196.504.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a clear and achievable plan to improve broadband communications services in one or more underserved areas in the state.
Who is eligible to apply
Eligible applicants include an organization, a telecommunications utility, or a city, village, town, or county that has established a legal partnership or joint venture arrangement with an otherwise qualified organization or telecommunications utility, and as such meets the eligibility requirements set forth in
Wis. Stat. § 196.504(1).
Currently accepting applications||
February 22, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. CST
Matching funds required||
No, but it is a priority factor|
Questions related to application process||PSCStateBroadbandOffice@Wisconsin.gov|
PSC Grants System
To apply for a PSC administered grant, applicants must submit an application using the PSC Grants System.
Use the application material below for details on grant eligibility, instructions on application responses and required documentation when submitting an application in the PSC Grants System.
The application materials for the State Broadband Expansion Grant Program are listed below.
These links will be updated after the grant announcement to reflect the newest coverage data available.
Check these links for updates.
Recordings of each webinar will be posted on this page.
Resources for Current State Broadband Grant Recipients
Previously Awarded Broadband Grants
2023 Award||2023 Map|
5-BF-2022||2022 Awards||2022 Map|
2021 Awards||2021 Map|
|2018: Round 2 ||46||$7,688,982||
|2018: Round 2 Awards|
|2018: Round 1||13||$1,500,000||
2018: Round 1 Awards|