MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released his Weekly Radio Address today titled “Broadband Expansion Throughout Wisconsin.”

Hi, Scott Walker here.

Access to high speed internet connections is important for business, education, health care, quality of life and even tourism. Broadband access was an issue that came up at nearly every listening session we held around the state last year.

That’s why I’m glad our state budget includes $35.5 million for broadband access grants as well as TEACH grants to help our students. We want to connect people all over Wisconsin.

Last week, we announced our next round of broadband access grants. These are particularly important for people in rural parts of the state. You see, generations ago, electricity changed the way my grandparents farmed. Today, access to high speed internet connections will have a similar positive impact on rural Wisconsin.

Applications for broadband access grants are due on January 25th. For more information, please visit


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