The status of broadband in the Northwoods
Star Journal report
The June meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) will be a panel discussion presented by economic developers of Vilas and Langlade counties on the current state of broadband in the Northwoods, what is being done and what type of service residents can expect in the future. This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom and open to the public, 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 8. The program will be moderated by Ben Meyer, special topics correspondent at WXPR public radio.
It will ask questions regarding the availability of internet access at home, work or school; the status of public WiFi and overall computer connectivity in the Northwoods. The panel addressing these questions will be Angie Close, executive director of Langlade County Economic Development Corporation; Kathy Schmitz, executive director of Langlade County Economic Development Corporation; Jeff Verdoorn, Executive Director of Oneida County Economic Development Corporation; and Bill Niemuth, president of Loss Mitigation Solutions, LLC and director/broadband lead for Vilas County Economic Development Corporation, vice chair of the Boulder Junction High Speed Broadband Committee.
Following the presentation the panel will be available to answer questions. For more information on the presenters, visit www.lwvnow.org. This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to LWVNOW YouTube channel afterward.
The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. Monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all.