Ron Johnson Launches New Radio Ad on His Work to Expand Broadband Internet Access Across Wisconsin

Ron is using his private sector experience to solve problems and connect Wisconsin

Today, the Ron Johnson campaign launched a targeted radio ad on Ron’s work to invest in broadband internet across unserved and underserved areas of Wisconsin. Ron has achieved real results to connect Wisconsinites to high speed internet, securing $570 million in federal commitments to expand broadband, along with agreements from provider companies to invest additional resources to reach threshold broadband speeds and services..

The radio ad, entitled “Broadband,” can be heard here. It starts with the narrator stating that Ron knows reliable internet access is vital for economic growth and opportunity, and that’s why Ron has “worked on a bipartisan basis to ensure federal dollars dedicated to delivering rural broadband we’re allocated efficiently. Because of Ron’s work, more than $570 million in federal dollars will be invested in Wisconsin’s rural broadband network. More importantly, companies accepting this funding will be required to match this investment dollar for dollar.”

The ad continues by stating “Ron knows that high-speed broadband in rural Wisconsin will bring jobs, higher wages, and new opportunities.”

The ad closes by citing Ron’s background in the private sector and states that “when it comes to finding solutions to complex problems, Ron Johnson doesn’t just talk about it, he does it. Ron Johnson – solving problems, connecting Wisconsin.”

Key Facts:

  • Ron has worked to secure $570 million in federal funding to expand broadband access across rural Wisconsin, along with a commitment from provider companies to invest their own resources to reach threshold broadband speeds and services..
  • Ron has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support rural broadband through the Connect America Fund and Mobility Fund
  • Ron has also pressed the FCC to reverse its classification of the internet as a public utility, which will stifle innovation and reduce investment in broadband infrastructure.