As Connected As You Want To Be
Boulder Junction and Brightspeed are working hard to complete Phase 2 by December 30, 2022
The Phase 2 Addresses that Brightspeed expects to include in the Phase 2 construction project can be obtained by clicking on this link
1 - Northtown Open for Orders
2 - Upper Gresham Open for Orders
3 - Harmony Point Group A Open for Orders
3 - Harmony Point TBD
4 - Boulder West TBD
5 - Boulder South/North TBD
6 - Boulder East TBD
This project has been completed and High Speed Broadband is available to order for everyone in Phase 1.
The Phase 1 Addresses that Brightspeed included in the project can be obtained by clicking on the link
this all about?
So how did this all start?
At the request of our Community
In 2017, the Boulder Junction Economic Development/Connect Communities Committee sent a survey to Boulder Junction stakeholders.
The vast majority of the respondents said the lack of Broadband was the greatest economic challenge facing Boulder Junction.
We listened and developed a solution.
What is "High Speed" Broadband?
Super Fast data transfer to and from the Internet
Fiber-optic internet is known for its reliability and speed. This type of broadband internet uses glass fibers to transfer light, then convert it to data, with the fastest speeds reaching up to 1 Gbps or more.
It is ideal for HD streaming TV & movies, uploading & downloading large files, health screening & monitoring, e-commerce, running security systems & cameras, using the Cloud, video conferencing, working remotely, Tele-Education, secure tunneling, banking transactions, online gaming, and heavy internet use with multiple devices.
What this means to Boulder Junction.
The Future of Boulder Junction
Boulder Junction has a unique opportunity!
High Speed Broadband in Boulder Junction will help to provide a more diversified, stable and sustainable economy year round. We will be able to...
Market our Town to young families, remote workers, entrepreneurs, and new eco-friendly businesses, and allow us to develop new support services and businesses for those new arrivals.
Stabilize and diversify the economy, so we can recruit new and more employees for existing businesses.
Keep visitors and seasonal residents here longer, and convert some to full-time residents, adding to the tax roll as they develop new properties and businesses.
Enhance and protect school enrollment as well as provide the tools needed to invest in our children’s education.
And that’s just the beginning…
What this means to you.
Options and Freedom
The ability to connect to High Speed Broadband will open many new opportunities and benefits to you.
You will be able to search for work and job opportunities outside of Boulder Junction and live here in the beautiful Northwoods through Tele-Commuting. Family members who visit will be able to stay longer and work remotely.
It will help you to stay in your home longer, having direct access to your physicians and doctors through Tele-Health. It will allow your children to do their homework and stay competitive with other schools and students through Tele-Education… and so much more!
All of this with FREE Installation, and an estimated increase in property taxes of $.60 or $.24 per $1,000 (or $60/$24 per $100K) in assessed property tax value per year, depending upon the specifics and timing of the bond.
Consolidating your telephone and moving to streaming TV might save you additional money each month.
How this is Going to be Implemented.
Laying Ground for the Future
Boulder Junction thrives on volunteerism and this project is no different. The Broadband Workgroup has evolved into a Town Committee led by Supervisor Jim Galloway. He is supported by six committee members who are striving to ensure the High Speed Broadband is implemented as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.
The project will be implemented through the following steps:
High Speed Broadband promotion and sign up.
Fiber optic infrastructure construction along the Town's roads.
Home and business owner subscribes to Brightspeed High Speed Broadband service.
Fiber optic pedestal placement.
Fiber optic drops to homes and businesses.
Fiber optic devices placed in homes and businesses.
Fiber optic service is turned on.
PHASE 2 - Ordering High Speed Broadband Continues
PHASE 2 - Ordering High Speed Broadband Opens
PHASE 2 - Complete Construction, Splicing and Testing
Phase 2 - Pilot Stakeholders Test New Ordering System
Phase 2 - Construction, Splicing and Testing Continues
Brightspeed Acquires CenturyLink of Northern WI
Sept 30, 2022
PHASE 1 - PROJECT COMPLETION
PHASE 1 - Project Validation
PHASE 2 - Construction Continues
PHASE 1 - Service Installation and Drop Burial Continues
PHASE 2 - Construction Continues
PHASE 1 - Private Road Service Installation and Drop Burial
PHASE 2 - Construction Ramp-up
PHASE 1 - Ordering DEADLINE!
Phase 1 - Ordering High Speed Broadband is reopening.
Phase 1 - Ordering High Speed Broadband is opening.
Preparing for for Site Drops
25 & 26
Lumen Technologies Public Information Meetings
View Meeting Presentations & Recording
Construction for Phase 1 has begun.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission awarded Boulder Junction a grant for Phase 2 in the amount of $2,225,032
High Speed Broadband Committee is pursing private grants and donations to further reduce the tax impact to Boulder Junction.
Phase 2 Grant Application has been submitted!
View Grant Application
Nov 20 2020
Phase 2 Grant Application Campaign has started. Deadline for support letters is Nov 20th.
Oct 31 2020
Deadline for *FREE High Speed Fiber Optic Installation Sign Up FOR ALL BUSINESS AND HOMEOWNERS! Regardless of whether you are phase 1 or phase 2. The time is NOW!
Oct 7 & 8 2020
Public Information Meetings on Broadband Expansion Project Were held Via Zoom on -
Wednesday Oct 7th, 2020 @ 10am
Thursday Oct 8th, 2020 @ 6:30pm
Contract with CenturyLink was agreed upon and signed
Boulder Jcunction received a State of Wisconsin grant for $1,624,094
A Broadband Committee was created to execute the Boulder Broadband Project
Boulder Junction applied for a State of Wisconsin grant.
The town of Boulder Jct. voted to implement High Speed Broadband to everyone in the BJ Township
Boulder Junction WI, 54512
Boulder Jct. has a long, strong history. We are the heart of the Northwoods, with 200 lakes, established by hard working entrepreneurs who creatively forged their own future. Over the years we carved out a special niche for the community, combining our love of the outdoors with innovation and creativity to become a unique destination for all. It is now time for the next step in our evolution to remain a thriving, stable, coveted community, and that next step is High speed broadband!
INTERESTED IN HELPING BOULDER JUNCTION WITH THE BROADBAND EXPANSION PROJECT?
PLEASE DONATE USING THE BUTTON BELOW.
The Boulder Junction Community Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity whose mission is to preserve and enhance Boulder Junction for present and future generations. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent the law allows. ViewTerms.
The more donations we get, the less impact we will have on the tax base!