Door County has been certified as a “Broadband Forward Community” by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The designation distinguishes the county as supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says expanding broadband is critical to Door County and all steps need to be taken to reduce the hurdles to the deployment of additional infrastructure. Pabich says the county’s “Broadband Forward” certification sends a signal that it is serious about working with broadband providers. To assist in the expansion grant program. In addition, a six year $570 million program is providing grant funding to expand rural broadband access in Wisconsin.