Bug Tussel Makes a Proposal

A Green Bay-based wireless company proposes to extend high-speed internet to thousands of properties in rural Brown County where service is slow, and place a cap on monthly rates.

But to make it happen, the company is asking for a nearly $30 million loan that would be taken from the county’s sales tax revenues.

Bug Tussel Wireless submitted a proposal to extend 25 megabits per second (Mbps) download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds to almost every part of the county, while it also installs fiber optic lines that would extend 300 Mbps and higher-speed service to an estimated 6,000 underserved homes, farms and businesses.