Kewaunee County Supervisor Lee Luft says telediagnostic companies stand to be a big winner in the push for improved broadband internet access. Currently, area businesses have to bring in specialists from far away to look at equipment. The problem cuts across several industries from agriculture to manufacturing.
Similar applications could be seen for consumers, especially involving telemedicine. The rural nature of Kewaunee County means patients often have to travel long distances for specialists who come at a high cost, potentially beyond what insurance will cover.