Access to broadband is vital for the economic health and growth of Wisconsin. Yet many homes and businesses have no broadband access or have internet service speeds that fall below FCC standards.
State and federal grants are available to bring broadband to underserved areas around the state, but in order to tap into those grants the state must identify those areas of greatest need.
To help improve broadband access, Eau Claire County is working with Momentum West, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and other partners throughout the region to roll out a simple internet speed test. We are asking residents and businesses to take the test to help establish where better broadband is needed. We are also asking people to share comments about their internet service, providing context beyond the numbers.
The full press release can be found here.