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City of Janesville Receives Broadband Expansion Grant Award

Post Date:03/24/2020 11:43 am

The City of Janesville Economic Development Office received information on Monday, March 23, that the City had been awarded a $114,230 Broadband Expansion Grant from the Wisconsin Public Service Commissions.  The Economic Development Office submitted an application in December of 2019.

In partnership with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, this project will provide an approximately three mile broadband fiber construction project in the City, and will specifically provide fiber connectivity to two Shine Medical Technology facilities, Janesville Centennial Business Park, Beloit Avenue  Corridor Business Park , and Janesville Innovation Center off an existing City of Janesville fiber backbone.

In addition, the fiber lateral to the locations can also be leveraged in the future to extend broadband connectivity to other existing and future high technology business park occupants.

Congratulations to the Economic Development team on their success!

For more information, please contact Gale Price, Director of Economic Development at (608) 755-3059 or priceg@ci.janesville.wi.us.  For information regarding technical aspects regarding the grant, please contact Gordon LaChance, Information Technology Director at (608) 755-3204 or lachanceg@ci.janesville.wi.us.