Spectrum pushes rural broadband internet in Winnebago, Fond du Lac counties

Local dignitaries and Spectrum employees cut a ceremonial ribbon on rural high-speed internet...
Local dignitaries and Spectrum employees cut a ceremonial ribbon on rural high-speed internet service in Winnebago County(Spectrum)
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 4:34 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Spectrum is launching an effort to make high-speed internet access more available in underserved rural communities in Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.

More than 1,500 homes and businesses are now eligible for the high-speed service. In Winnebago County, the expansion includes parts of Nepeuskun, Omro, and Rushford. In Fond du Lac County, it includes portions of the Town of Fond du Lac, Ashford, Auburn, Byron, Eden, and Osceola.

The internet provider’s effort is part of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program. Spectrum received an additional $1 billion from the Federal Communications Commission on top of an existing $5 million rural community investment.

Spectrum held an event Friday in Winnebago County announcing the service and was joined by state Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and Winnebago County Board Chair Tom Egan.