Internet access in Door County will get some much-needed upgrades thanks to grants to improve broadband service. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission awarded several internet service providers a total of nearly $303,000. That includes Door County Broadband which is getting $65,282 to build one new broadband tower in the Town of Nasewaupee. The new tower and an existing structure will have fixed wireless antennas and reach 50 businesses and 1,008 residential locations within the service area. Kevin Voss, President and CEO of Door County Broadband, says that will bring much-needed access to full-time residents and visitors, especially those in the health care community with part-time homes in the area.
A grant of $188,044 will go to Charter Communications to build a cable internet service along South Lake Michigan Drive, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay. Nsight Telservices is getting $48,960 to connect existing fiber service to Mesh Wi-Fi equipment on poles in the downtown area of Egg Harbor. This will enable the Village of Egg Harbor to provide free Wi-Fi service to the public.