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Conference in NG to discuss rural broadband

NEW GLARUS — Bug Tussel Wireless will hold a free conference to discuss the topic of broadband service in rural areas from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Bailey’s Run Vineyard, N8523 Klitzke Road, New Glarus. 

Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. 

In this conference, a variety of topics will be covered, including partnerships to better serve rural citizens, how towers are built and how service is provided as we work toward a goal of creating connected communities. Participants will also learn about FirstNet, the AT&T network created specifically for first responders. 

Bug Tussel Wireless CEO Steve Schneider will give a presentation on the values that created Bug Tussel Wireless and where it’s going in the future. Michael Gay, Madison Region Economic Partnership, will discuss in-depth the best practices and grants and partnership opportunities that will allow our communities to eliminate the digital divide that currently effects so many in our area. 

Jason Leonard is a local entrepreneur who will present on his solar powered wireless repeater stations which serve locations currently not able to receive service. Finally, Petro Tsarehradsky from WIN Technology will be talking about cyber-security, what is really happening with our networks and the five steps needed to protect yourself and your organizations. 

Participants can register online at or by calling April Fuhr at 608-622-4424.