Oneida County UW-Extension is losing two members as one of them has been hired to by the State Department to work in U.S. embassies overseas.
Community Resource Development agent and department co-chair Tim Brown and his spouse, Kim Brown will be leaving next month. Kim Brown is coordinator of Nutrition Education Program for Oneida and Langlade counties.
Several Northwoods companies and communities received state grants recently to help expand high-speed internet across the region. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has announced the next round of broadband expansion grants with a deadline in mid-October.
Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor stopped in Rhinelander Monday with money to expand the reach of broadband in the Northwoods.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Broadband Director Tithi Chattopadhyay presented three Northwoods high speed internet providers with grants to expand broadband fiber and wirless coverage.
Several Northwoods libraries are set to see improved broadband service by November.
The Department of Administration and the Department of Public Instruction have announced a 4.2 million dollar expansion of BadgerNet through a partnership with several private companies. The expansion will increase internet speeds for almost two thirds of the state’s libraries, including in Three Lakes, Eagle River, Crandon, and Mercer. Libraries in Land o Lakes and Hurley will also benefit.