FOREST CO. - Just a few years ago, high-speed internet access was a luxury. But now, it's a necessity.
More people are leaving than coming to Northern Wisconsin, and local officials believe broadband access could help reverse this trend.
"It's not just something that's nice to have," said Jim Rosenberg, Regional Director for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. "It's critical."
The Forest County Broadband Commission is asking the state for $1.898 million to establish broadband connection in 17 towers throughout the county.
"It will make a huge difference for us," said Mark Ferris, Fo...