Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bill Esbeck, the Town of Dunn is on Line 1

They'd like a copy of that report you mentioned.



Town of Dunn keeps up the pressure for high-speed Internet access. (12/23/2011)



And as for some of Esbeck's other whines, here's some information recently shared with members of WLA's Library Development & Legislation Committee.

  • 95% of BadgerNet’s 2,420 sites either get a 90% subsidy from TEACH or are state agency sites which are required by DOA to use BadgerNet. If these two conditions did not exist, the state would have a network that hardly anyone would use because it is too expensive. (And remember, the $17 million TEACH subsidy goes right back to the telcos.) 
  •  A 1.5Mbps circuit on BadgerNet costs $460/month.   Most households have 2-4 times this capacity at well under $100/month. -- 
  • The FCC’s benchmark of “broadband” is 4Mbps.    90% of Wisconsin public libraries have less than this and thus they really don’t have broadband. 

4 comments:

Bill Esbeck said...

Paul,
I emailed you a copy of the report.
I'm wondering if you received it.
Thanks,
Bill Esbeck
WSTA Executive Director

Bill Esbeck said...

Paul,
Did you get the copy of the report I emailed to you?
I wanted to make sure you had it.
Thanks,
Bill Esbeck
WSTA Executive Director

Bill Esbeck said...

Paul,
Did you know that any library in any community in Wisconsin can get broadband through the existing BadgerNet and TEACH programs?
Through BadgerNet and TEACH, any library can have a 3Mb connection for $100 per month...and up to a 100Mb connection for $250 per month.
I thought you would be interested in that fact.
Thanks,
Bill Esbeck
WSTA Executive Director

Bill Esbeck said...

Paul,
I have tried several times to post comments? Are you getting them?Thanks,
Bill Esbeck