An update on broadband access in Wisconsin, How to avoid internet scams

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A telecommunications crew member helps extend broadband service.
A crew from MIDTEL, a telecommunications service provider, splices a fiber service terminal for an upcoming customer installation extending broadband service to 165 locations in in rural Berne, N.Y. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last year. Included is $65 billion dedicated to improving broadband across America. We talk about high-speed connectivity in Wisconsin. And scammers seem to be everywhere. We learn how to avoid internet and phone scams.

Featured in this Show

  • Investments in broadband access push for total connectivity

    More than 300,000 homes and businesses have gained broadband access in Wisconsin since 2019, according to Gov. Tony Evers’ office. We talk with the executive director of a Wisconsin broadband lobbying organization on the state’s internet access future.

  • New scams pull on heart strings and hopes

    From scammers seeking donations for Ukrainian refugees to fake lottery winners claiming to give away cash, there’s no shortage of criminals lying to get your money. We hear from the president of the state chapter of the Better Business Bureau on how to avoid internet and phone scams.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Bill Esbeck Guest
  • Jim Temmer Guest

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