Broadband Expansion Incentives Planned For Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County is set to receive $20 million in funding as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, with some of the money being designated to provide incentives to internet providers for broadband expansion.

County Executive Al Buechel has not said how much will be set aside for the expansion, but did say that everyone in the county who wants internet should have access to it.

Currently, about 10% of the households in the county do not have internet, while others only have issues with slower speeds.

The need for the expansion became apparent last year when students were being taught remotely due to the pandemic.