The latest round of broadband-expansion grants issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin is a game-changer for Kewaunee County: It has just been awarded its full request of $960,000 to increase its high-speed internet access with the assistance of Bug Tussel Wireless in Green Bay.
Kewaunee County will use the grant funds as part of a $2.3 million project – starting with the townships of Carlton, Casco, Franklin, Red River and West Kewaunee – that involves building seven towers. The expansion will serve 199 businesses and 12,115 residential locations within its total footprint because antennas will also reach Mishicot in Manitowoc County. “This is the first step toward better accessibility for Kewaunee County,” said Scott Feldt, Kewaunee County administrator. “Next, we will work on locating and acquiring sites for the towers. I want to thank everyone who sent in the nearly 150 letters and emails supporting the PSC grant application. I am convinced that this show of support was critical in Kewaunee County receiving the full amount it requested.”