Matt Cordio: Conservatives should take a free market approach to driving rural broadband adoption

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Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Spooner), recently testified that nearly 400,000 rural Wisconsinites lack access to high-speed broadband in 2021. This is disappointing, as over the past few decades BILLIONS of state and federal taxpayer dollars have been spent subsidizing big telecom companies to deliver high-speed broadband to Wisconsin’s rural communities.
More recently, Governor Evers proposed allocating $200M of Federal COVID-19 relief funds to address the rural broadband iss...

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