TeleCommuter Forward Community
On June 15, 2016, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors (Board) passed Resolution 58 to strengthen and maintain broadband in Dunn County that would allow education, business, and industry to compete on a global level. The resolution became a catalyst for the service provider 24-7 Telcom to expand fiber broadband to the community of Rusk in the Town of Red Cedar. With increased interest in rural internet and broadband connectivity, the Community Resources & Tourism Committee (CR&T) formed a study team to assess the county’s rural broadband gaps and needs. The team consisted of representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Dunn County Planning and Zoning Division, and Dunn County Economic Development Corporation. The broadband gap analysis concluded on January 17, 2018 with a full report presented to the Dunn County Board of Supervisors.