Even if more reliable and faster internet comes to your neighborhood, getting connected to it might be a completely different hurdle for you to overcome. The United Way of Door County is assisting the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Council of Churches in hosting a series of community conversations across the peninsula discussing internet access and what needs to be done to make it accessible to all. As of right now, municipalities including the County of Door are working with a wide range of providers to help connect residents with reliable internet at a time where it has never been more important. United Way Executive Director Amy Kohnle says the pandemic showed what the need was and what the barriers were to achieving it.
The conversations will start this Wednesday morning in Sister Bay and Thursday in Sturgeon Bay. They will resume after the Labor Day holiday with a session in Baileys Harbor on September 5th and in Ellison Bay and Brussels on September 7th. You can find the complete schedule below. For sharing your insights, pre-registered participants are eligible for childcare upon request during the sessions and a $25 gift card as a thank you. You can register by calling 920-746-9645 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 30th – Sister Bay Fire Department 8:30am – 10:00am
August 31st – Sturgeon Bay Library Jane Greene Room 9:30am – 11:00am – Spanish Speakers will be available at this session
September 5th – Baileys Harbor Town Hall 10:00am – 11:30am
September 7th – Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay 9:30am – 11:00am
September 7th – Brussels Community Center 2:00pm – 3:30pm