Gov. Scott Walker and State Supt. Tony Evers announced a new state broadband contract on Tuesday (Sept.6) that will significantly increase the capacity of BadgerNet, the state’s high-speed internet pipeline, which serves schools in all 72 counties while substantially reducing costs, saving the state about $8 million per year. The contract will also help connect additional schools throughout the state to the network.
One of the WASB’s lobbying goals has been to provide schools with greater bandwidth at lower cost. The WASB thanks those state officials and industry leaders who worked hard to secure the new deal. Through their efforts, the lower costs at new increased levels of bandwidth will make Wisconsin a leader in the nation in providing affordable broadband to every school. Continue reading New BadgerNet Contract Makes State a Leader in Providing Affordable Broadband to Schools