Last week the Wisconsin Public Service Commission announced the winners of its 2022 Broadband Grant Funding Program awarding over $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for 83 projects including all nine projects submitted by Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS).
The nine projects PPCS submitted cover 460 miles of broadband reaching nearly 2,400 homes and businesses in Pierce and St. Croix counties.
PPCS worked closely with the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, the towns of River Falls, Oak Grove, Trimbelle, and Ellsworth to bring fiber to the premises in these areas. Each town is utilizing their local ARPA investments as part of the commitment to deliver fiber.
These projects will begin in 2022 and are slated to be completed by the spring of 2023.