Broadband access in Wisconsin has been a topic of discussion in the Capitol this year. From access to rural broadband, to grants for companies, to TV white space. This week, Gwyn talks with Larry Bierke, Iowa County Administrator, and Jennifer Smith, Community Outreach Educator for the University of Wisconsin Extension Broadband and eCommerce Education Center.
The three discuss terminology – what is broadband, access, internet, TV white space. They discuss how a county of municipality can begin discussions about planning and budgeting for broadband. The also discuss the need for broadband in bringing in businesses, workers, and retaining citizens.