DCEDC Seeks Broadband Input

If you’re on dial-up, then a survey about whether Door County needs faster internet may seem like a slap in the face. But with grant money possible to complete a service expansion project, the county is looking to get in on the action.

From the Door County Economic Development Corporation:

“The County of Door recently entered into a Letter of Intent agreement with Norlight Telecommunications Inc. to develop detailed engineering for a proposed countywide telecommunications network, providing broadband connectivity to a majority of the peninsula. DCEDC has been working closely with the County and Norlight on the routing and design of the proposed combination of fiber optic and wireless network deployment.

In order for this proposal to be financially feasible, it will be necessary to acquire federal support through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. This assessment is an important step in determining the fiber route as well as the viability of the proposed deployment for qualification for potential federal funding. To voice your business’s telecommunications needs in Door County, visit to take a brief survey.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is seeking input from residents and businesses on broadband needs in the state. It is likely that the state will be asked to advise federal agencies on where there are needs for broadband that could be helped through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Please help the PSC demonstrate to the Feds that Door County is an underserved area of the state by completing the quick and easy Broadband Customer Survey.”