The R.O.A.D. to Digital Equality Bond Project (Rural, Open, Access, Design)

Bug Tussel Wireless is the largest wholesale provider of wireless rural telecommunication services in the Upper Midwest. We are the catalyst to energizing communities, inspire commerce and increase opportunities for personal and professional development.

Bug Tussel Wireless CAN!

  • Provide broadband quickly
  • Install fiber infrastructure for the middle mile
  • Provide ubiquitous cellular service
  • Provide support for economic development through community education
  • Provide evergreen high-capacity internet and electronic access at ever-increasing speeds

How can we provide these services?

Comprehensive Plan

Bug Tussel Wireless will provide a comprehensive broadband plan, prepared upfront, covering 10 years along with design and financing.

Financing Plan

To ensure financial sustainability, Bug Tussel Wireless will finance this project through WPSC Grants, RDOF coordination, and statewide opt-in bond issuance. This will lead to a net positive budget impact to the county.

Open Access

Bug Tussel will provide an open network and collaborate with other providers, RDOF winners, critical community institutions and local and state governments.

Contact

Steve Schneider | 920.662.3063 | Steve.Schneider@btussel.com
Jason Wied | 920.737.7016 | Jason.Wied@btussel.com
Mitchel Olson | 715.820.2504 | Mitchel.Olson@btussel.com

Prior to this year, Bug Tussel received 23 grants from the public service commission.

Grant Year Project Status
Oneida County – I 2015 Completed
Oneida County – II 2017 Completed
Florence County 2018 Completed
Oneida County – III 2018 Completed
Juneau County 2018 Completed
Green County 2018 Completed
Oneida County – IV 2018 Completed
LaFayette County 2019 Completed
Green Lake County 2019 Completed
Town of Deerfield 2019 Completed
Oneida County – V 2019 Pending
Kewaunee County 2020 Pending
Menominee County 2020 Pending
Forest County 2020 Pending
Green County 2020 Pending
Iowa County 2020 Pending
Florence County 2021 Pending
Fond du Lac County 2021 Pending
Iron County 2021 Pending
Wood County – SW 2021 Pending
Wood County 2021 Pending
Kewaunee County 2021 Pending
Forest County 2022 Pending

As of June 24, 2022, Bug Tussel received 11 more.

Grant Year Project Status
Green Lake County 2022 New
Oneida County 2022 New
Clark County 2022 New
Taylor County 2022 New
Jefferson County 2022 New
Wood County 2022 New
Jackson County 2022 New
Kewaunee County 2022 New
Rock County 2022 New
Marathon County 2022 New
Fond du Lac County / Town of Calumet 2022 New

In 2012, we partnered with 2 counties to issue bonds.

Bond Year Project Status
Fond du Lac County 2012 Completed
Adams County 2012 Completed

In 2021, we partnered with 5 counties to issue bonds.

Bond Year Project Status
Fond du Lac County 2021 Pending
Marathon County 2021 Pending
Waushara County 2021 Pending
Calumet County 2021 Pending
Jackson County 2021 Pending

In 2022, we partnered with 7 counties to issue bonds.

Bond Year Project Status
Jefferson County 2022 New
Iowa County 2022 New
Taylor County 2022 New
Oconto County 2022 New
Rock County 2022 New
Green Lake County 2022 New
Wood County 2022 New

If you would like to become a partner of Bug Tussel, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page!

Business Partner (Gold Level)

If your business is a customer of ours and is willing to go above and beyond to promote Bug Tussel, you will be considered one of our Gold Partners and receive the following materials and benefits:

  • Your business will receive a 40% discount off your internet plan!
  • Your business will be provided a 18″x12″ window cling to hang in your front window saying “Powered by Bug Tussel” along with our contact information.
  • Your business will be entered into a monthly drawing to have a short promo/testimonial video filmed that will then be advertised on our website and social pages!
  • Your business will be the preferred location for Meet & Greets and other Bug Tussel Events (even over our regular Bug Partners)!
  • Your business will be given Bug Tussel promo items to disburse to customers (examples including but not limited to: coasters, pens, note pads, etc.).
  • You will receive a Partner Program countertop display (8.5″x11″) with brochures attached.
  • The included brochures offer new customers (who sign up for Bug Tussel Wireless Internet Services) a $100 gift card to the participating business (AKA. You!) that we will pay for!
  • We will publicly list your business on our website as a partner and also mention your name in our monthly roundup of new business partners on social media after you join!

Business Partner (Silver Level)

If your business is a customer of ours, but is not interested in some of the Gold Level obligations, you are still considered to be one of our Silver Level Business Partners and we will provide you with the following:

  • You will receive a Partner Program countertop display (8.5″x11″) with brochures attached.
  • The included brochures offer new customers (who sign up for Bug Tussel Wireless Internet Services) a $100 gift card to the participating business (AKA. You!) that we will pay for!
  • Your business will be provided a 18″x12″ window cling to hang in your front window saying “Powered by Bug Tussel” along with our contact information.
  • You have the option to upgrade easily to a Gold Partner in the future!

Bug Partner (Bronze Level)

If you are willing to help spread the word of Bug Tussel, even if you are not personally a Bug Tussel Customer, we will provide you with the following materials and benefits for helping us out:

  • You will receive a Partner Program countertop display (8.5″x11″) with brochures attached.
  • The included brochures offer new customers (who sign up for Bug Tussel Wireless Internet Services) a $100 gift card to the participating business (AKA. You!) that we will pay for!
  • Your business will be provided a 12″x12″ window cling to hang in your front window saying “Proud Partner of Bug Tussel” along with our contact information.
  • Your business will be chosen over other local businesses as a preferred location for meet & greets and other Bug Tussel events.
  • You have the option of easily becoming a Silver or Gold Partner if you sign up for our Wireless Internet Services in the future.
Bug Partner Submission Form
Business Address
Business Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Is your business currently a Bug Tussel Customer?
What Partner Level are you interested in?
Do you have any of the following social media channels?
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