The project is expected to cost about $6M, or the equivalent of about $8.5K for each of Washington Island’s 700 year-round residents.
As Wisconsin lawmakers consider expanding aid for high-speed internet this year, one island community is undertaking a pricey effort to connect its residents with miles of fiber cable.
The project is expected to cost about $6 million, or the equivalent of about $8,500 for each of Washington Island’s 700 year-round residents. At the northern tip of Door County, the island is a popular tourist destination and only accessible by ferry.
In October, a Washington Island school became the first recipient of high-speed internet using the new fiber optic network. An entire classroom of students can now use internet-connected devices. Residents and businesses are next in the project’s queue...
Ken Notes: In the 90`s when we got fiber to the schools in the Fox Valley we made a deal with local providers to trades access to the backbone for distribution to the communities, businesses, and residents.
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