UW-Eau Claire among collaborators honored for broadband expansion work. "The high-speed connections create opportunities to share applications and open up possibilities for new uses of technology," said Jill Hietpas, community development and broadband educator for UW-Extension.
Daren Bauer, Chippewa Valley InterNetworking Consortium region project manager and a UW-Eau Claire technical services staff member, was among the CINC members who received the award.
CINC is a collaborative of schools, colleges, universities, libraries, municipalities, hospitals and clinics, and other organizations working with UW-Extension to expand community area broadband networks. CINC represents one of four demonstration communities in the state working with the support of federal broadband grants totaling nearly $33 million through the UW-Extension's Building Community Capacity through Broadband initiative.