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The Legislative Council Study Committee on Rural Broadband completed its review of the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program on Oct. 5. Over three meetings, the group examined alternative methods for encouraging construction of broadband infrastructure. Cooperative Network director and Mosaic Telecom CEO Scott Behn served on the committee. “Wisconsin’s communications...

David Cramer, United Cooperative president and CEO; Tim Harrington, Premier Cooperative chairman; and Judy Ziewacz, National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) president and CEO, will receive Cooperative Network's 2016 Cooperative Builder Award. The annual distinction honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, and/or national level to...

| By Ethan Giebel

The Federated Youth Foundation is accepting applications for the Charles Van Sickle Scholarship. The $2,000 award is open to a pre-law or law student who resides in Wisconsin and plans to specialize in cooperative law. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2016, for the spring semester.

The 2016 October Co-op Month theme is “Cooperatives Build,” developed by a national Co-op Month planning committee led by Cooperative Network through the Cooperative Communicators Association. Promotional materials, facts, and figures are available at www.coopmonth.coop.

The draft Wisconsin State Freight Plan is now available from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Enhancing freight mobility is a top priority for WisDOT.  The purpose of the freight plan is to develop one cohesive vision for an integrated and multimodal freight network.  The final plan will include the following: Link...

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