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Capitol Update: Lawmakers' summer school: Legislative Council Study Committees
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Last week I had the honor of co-chairing the first meeting of the Joint Legislative Council Study Committee on Rural Broadband. The study committee, which includes several residents of the 17th Senate District, is tasked with reviewing the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program and the extent to which it has encouraged construction of broadband infrastructure in areas of the state with few broadband service providers. We are further asked to consider the following concepts: • Discuss the criteria used to evaluate applications and award grants.