West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative Inc. 

Downsville, Wis.

Area served: 545 square miles

Population: 26,200

Technical highlights: Offers FTTH throughout the network with up to a 2.4 Gbps download speed and 1.2 Gbps upstream; CLEC utilizes a combination of Gigabit Passive Optical Network and copper. 

Commerce and Economic Development

Extended fiber providing synchronous 75 Mbps, with the ability to increase to 1 Gbps, to support a new retail outlet that created 40 new jobs; provides fiber to enable public Wi-Fi, 24/7 security monitoring and communications system in a community-owned store that supports 30 local jobs.