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No broadband grant for Iron County


HURLEY — It appears Iron County will have to wait to implement its latest broadband internet project after the county failed to be awarded a state grant in the latest round of funding.

Last week, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission awarded $1.5 million in grants to 13 of the 53 applications it received.

Iron County had sought around $66,225 in grant funding — which, along with matching funds and in-kind labor from the county, the town of Mercer and, had been intended for a $134,451 project in southern Iron County.

The project would fund the construction of 150-foot...

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