Broadband Internet is critical infrastructure that is equally as important as roads and plumbing. In the last almost two years during COVID, we have seen first-hand what a lack of access to affordable broadband really means for schools, healthcare facilities and small businesses as we transitioned to a completely online world. Lack of access to high-speed Internet is a problem in both rural and urban communities across Wisconsin.
We need the federal and state government to ensure that all Wisconsinites have access to high speed, accessible and affordable internet. Every Wisconsinite should be on an equal footing when it comes to opportunity, and universal broadband access would help bridge that gap. Our students are Wisconsin’s future, and if we don’t invest in them, then they won’t be able to invest in Wisconsin, which is one of the many reasons why I will fight for equitable broadband access across our state.