New Broadband Towers in Oconto County - Maybe (General Discussion)

by Kenny K, Monday, March 05, 2018, 11:57 (13 days ago)

From Feb 13 Townsend Board meeting minutes:

Ziegler attended a Wisconsin Towns Assc. presentation February 3 in Carter. Ms. Angie
Dickinson from the WI Broadband Office discussed the grant opportunities from the state of Wisconsin. Another grant of $7 Million will be available in June, 2018. During a phone
conversation on Tuesday with Ziegler, Ms. Dickinson said Bertram Wireless, from Random
Lake, has requested $600,000.00 and received matched funds of $630,000 from Bertram and
$19,50 from local Townships, businesses and citizens.

The Town of Townsend had not participated in this, since we felt there was not sufficient
preliminary information. With the material obtained from Ms. Dickinson on Tuesday, the board
agreed that this is will be a valuable project to invest in. There are seven new towers proposed and coverage will be from Townsend to Suamico.

Martin made a motion that with the $420.00 sale of the Chevy Truck and $580.00 taken from
Hall & Grounds depreciation fund, the town will contribute $1000.00 to the broadband grant
request. 2nd by Adamczyk – M/A


New Broadband Towers in Oconto County - Maybe

by gg @, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 00:51 (13 days ago) @ Kenny K

In addition to your post, Packerland Broadband is working with Microsoft to bring Broadband service to many in rural areas around here. I think it said 82,000. It will be so nice when more and more people, who have waited SO long for faster service, many who have to rely on just CellCom or other phone services etc. They have a little bit about it at this link, but I don't have time right now to search for more. I saw it on the news the other day as well.

Let's not badmouth any of the companies, that isn't what this post is about. Thanks!

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