Wisconsin Internet speeds vary widely. Even some urban areas underserved. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 8/29/2011)
Excerpt: The Town of Berry, about 20 miles from the state Capitol, is considering a wireless broadband network after it could not convince Madison-based TDS Telecommunications to provide high-speed Internet service.
Town officials filed a complaint with the Public Service Commission over the issue, saying state regulations obligated TDS to provide "reasonably adequate service and facilities," including broadband.
But a change in state law earlier this year dropped many regulations that applied to telephone companies. [Emphasis added.]
"Now it's like we don't even exist," said Town Chairman Anthony Varda.
TDS is the telephone service provider in Berry, a community of about 1,125 residents.
Town of Berry is square R07E/T08N
The bill that Varda mentions was sponsored by Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee)