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Iron County recognized as 'telecommuter forward community'


August 24, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

Wisconsin State Broadband Director Angie Dickison presents an award to those in Iron County responsible for helping the county become the second in the state to be designated a telecommuter forward community Thursday. Among those attending Thursday's event were, from left,'s Brandon Yuchasz, county board member Opal Roberts, Dickison, local broadband committee chairman Norm McKindles, president of the Iron County Resource Development Association Dave Traczyk and Iron County Development Zone coordinator Kelly Klein.


HURLEY - Wisconsin State Broadband Director Angie Dickison visited Hurley Thursday to recognize Iron County as a "telecommuter forward community."

The telecommuter-forward designation is the latest chapter in the state's effort to expand high-speed internet access throughout the state, Dickison said.

"This provides communities another tool in their economic development tool kit; in terms of collaborating with other communities, collaborating with businesses within their communities to attract those telecommuters," she said when presenting the a...

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