CEDC understands that access to high-speed internet is as much of a necessity as electricity. The need for fast, reliable internet is only going to increase—especially in our rural areas—which is why Bloomer Telephone Company is committed to expanding its fiber-optic network. Fiber broadband provides the fastest speeds of any technology. Period. With fiber, you can enjoy symmetrical speeds for seamless downloads and uploads. The internet signal doesn’t degrade over distance, and the bandwidth capacity is unparalleled. You can power multiple devices simultaneously without buffering or lag. Fiber broadband is the future, here today. Bloomer Telephone Company is thrilled to announce that construction for the Tilden and Eagle Point fiber-optic network expansion has begun. Later this year, approximately 300 residents and businesses in these areas will have access to the internet they deserve. [...]
Recently, the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) hosted a Developers Update Summit, where we invited state and regional developers to familiarize themselves with the many opportunities that Chippewa County has to offer. The event also provided a sneak peek to CEDC investors regarding current industrial, commercial, and residential developments that are in-progress or soon to be announced. Besides giving attendees an update on the Chippewa Crossing project, Wangard Partners Inc. utilized the event to stay abreast of other development projects that are happening and provided insight as well as next steps, which the community can take into consideration to leverage its assets. Understanding how the community is investing in its roads, utility and high-speed broadband internet infrastructure, and workforce pipeline development helps site selectors, brokers, and developers with their due diligence in making [...]
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN – On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will be hosting a Developers Update. Stewart Wangard, founder/CEO of Wangard Partners, Inc. in Milwaukee, will update attendees on their Chippewa Crossing real estate projects. Wangard Partners believes in building valued partnerships by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to ensure their project’s success. Dante Tomassoni, COO of Development at P&R Companies of Duluth, MN, will be discussing what the company looks for in a community when building their projects. Since 2010, P&R Companies prides themselves on designing and constructing their buildings to the highest industry and construction standards, making them as energy efficient as possible and reducing the carbon footprints of their properties. The event will be held at the [...]
Are we competitive in broadband? What are we doing to improve broadband access? Find out at this Business Expansion And Retention Discussion! Hear from local telcom leaders on their broadband grant progress and results.
CEDC investors had the opportunity to gather around the lunch table, have some tacos, and receive a broadband grant update. This topic is of utmost importance because as we enter what is known as the Sixth Wave of Innovation, the foundational basis is broadband. Communities that do not have high-speed internet are playing catch-up and are classified as still being in the Fifth Wave. Artificial intelligence and robotics, the Sixth Wave of Innovation, will be the driving economic base for growing communities in the future. For the Chippewa Valley to remain competitive, we will need to get even more aggressive in our support of high-speed broadband deployment. Chippewa Valley telecoms have been aggressively working to expand high-speed internet coverage throughout the area, leveraging these broadband grant programs. Bloomer Telephone Co., Citizens Connected, Mosaic [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) understands the impact that internet connectivity has on our local economy. Effective and affordable broadband access increases the growth potential of our local businesses by helping them access new markets. It is necessary for any precision agriculture operation. It is a catalyst for rural prosperity by connecting rural households, schools, and healthcare with each other. It also is a “must” if small communities are to attract new residents and talent. Today, one thing that was made abundantly clear by the 2020-21 pandemic is that it is even more necessary has because of the huge increase in demand for high-speed internet within the Chippewa Valley as businesses, education, healthcare, and workers transitioned to online services. Over the past several years CCEDC has worked with our local Telecom providers [...]