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Broadband & Economic Development in Three Lakes, Wisconsin

Broadband & Economic Development in Three Lakes, Wisconsin

This is the story of how Three Lakes decided to become the technology hub of Wisconsin north woods to grow businesses—and made it happen.   This is one of six new video case studies on broadband in Wisconsin are now available online, produced by theUW-Extension Building Community Capacity through Broadband project. The stories highlight broadband’s […]

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Telestroke: High Speed Treatment

Telestroke: High Speed Treatment

High speed broadband can provide high-speed treatment of stroke victims during the critical hours after symptoms begin. Such use of telemedicine provides rural hospitals access to specialty care once available only in bigger cities. This is one of six new video case studies on broadband in Wisconsin are now available online, produced by theUW-Extension Building […]

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Community Area Network: Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin

Community Area Network: Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin

Community institutions in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin pooled their resources to build a high-speed broadband network. The high-speed connections create opportunities to share applications, and open up possibilities for new uses of technology. This is one of six new video case studies on broadband in Wisconsin are now available online, produced by theUW-Extension […]

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Broadband Impacts Attraction & Retention of Workers & Residents

Broadband Impacts Attraction & Retention of Workers & Residents

The UW-Extension Building Community Capacity through Broadband project (BCCB) worked with Research First Consulting to conduct consumer surveys during the summer and fall 2010, in order to better understand specific broadband availability, needs, uses and barriers to adoption. Research First was the firm that was selected by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to conduct the […]

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UW Colleges Online Enrollment Jumps 19 Percent

UW Colleges Online Enrollment Jumps 19 Percent

On the first day of the fall semester, 1,602 students were enrolled in UW Colleges Online, a dramatic increase of 19 percent over the previous fall. Current year data on age and sex are not yet available, but in past years, UW Colleges Online students have been 71 percent female and 71 percent non-traditional, defined […]

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Managing Online Accounts

Managing Online Accounts

Paying bills and balancing the family checkbook with a bank’s online software program saves time, but few people plan for handling the accounts if there is an unexpected illness or even a death in the family. Typically, one person in the household takes responsibility for paying the bills online or managing the online banking account. […]

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Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference 2011

Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011 The Westwood Conference Center in Wausau will host the 2011 Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference. Social media—Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—are here to stay. Businesses constantly communicate with customers and other businesses using social media. At this conference, active social media practitioners will conduct peer-to-peer breakout sessions to provide insight on how to energize your […]

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Federal Stimulus Funded-grants Will Expand Broadband Communications in the Greater Wausau Area

Federal Stimulus Funded-grants Will Expand Broadband Communications in the Greater Wausau Area

Dean Forss Hired as Wausau Broadband Coordinator for State of Wisconsin Wausau, WI—Wausau is leading the way in building access to high capacity internet access in Wisconsin, thanks to two federal grants received by Wisconsin in a process led by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The larger of two grants provides $29.9 million to expand broadband […]

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Five Communities Awarded $32.3 Million for High-Speed Internet

Federal stimulus fund grants will expand broadband communications access MADISON, Wis. – High-capacity Internet access will be improved in five pilot communities thanks to $32.3 million in federal grants announced today by University of Wisconsin-Extension Provost and Vice Chancellor Christine J. Quinn. UW-Extension led the grant application process. The larger of the two grants will […]

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