For Immediate Release
February 13, 2018
Wisconsin’s slow Internet speeds and lack of broadband access, as well as Walker’s inaction on digital issues, shows Walker is unwilling and unable to move our state Forward.
(Milwaukee) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn today made the following statement attacking Scott Walker for his poor record on high-speed broadband Internet access in Wisconsin.
“As of 2016, Wisconsin’s Internet speeds rank 49th in the nation. There are several counties where high-speed Internet access does not exist. This is unacceptable. High-speed Internet helps small businesses thrive, farmers work efficiently, and students learn. Walker has failed to address our lack of connectivity.
“Our economy is lagging behind other states. Too many of our fellow citizens are leaving Wisconsin to seek better economic opportunities. The slow Internet speeds contribute to our poor economic performance. Better broadband access will spur economic growth and improve the lives of every Wisconsinite.
“Additionally, Walker has provided no leadership on Net Neutrality, the guiding principle of the open and fair Internet we have come to know. Rather than standing up for ordinary people and small businesses, Walker sided with telecom companies, who seek to raise prices and deny access to customers and small businesses.
“As governor, high-speed broadband Internet access will be a right. Speeds in Wisconsin will catch up to the rest of the country. We will restore Net Neutrality.”