The Door County Economic Development Corporation says rule changes covering the use of communications towers would make broadband expansion easier. The DCEDC's Technical Council has adopted a resolution calling on Door County to change the rules that prohibit other potential services from using existing towers. Executive Director Jim Schuessler says other counties that allow multiple users of a single tower are seeing benefits.
The DCEDC is also hoping that new state funding will aid local governments that want to improve their broadband access.
The DCEDC has made broadband expansion a priority to help existing businesses, attract development and aid health care providers.