I work with the state's public libraries on Technology Projects, Broadband, E-rate and BadgerNet.
Technology Programs and Activities
Broadband and Internet AccessThe struggle for adequate and affordable broadband connectivity and Internet access in libraries and schools is explained in a detailed paper
- BadgerNet is the state's public-sector telecommunications network. All K-12 school districts and public libraries in the state can use BadgerNet. The cost of a BadgerNet circuit is 90% subsidized by the TEACH program.
Each year Wisconsin schools and libraries receive about $35 million in federal E-rate discounts.Related to this, see the FAQ on CIPA (the filtering act)
To assist libraries in filing E-rate Form 471 applications, the FY2015 enrollment and free/reduced lunch data Public Library NSLP Master 2014-2015 is online.
- Wis. Stat. s. 43.24(2)(m) each regional library system has to submit a technology and resource sharing plan.
Public Library Technology Consultant
125 S. Webster St., Madison, WI 53707-7841