WiscNet didn’t invent the Community Area Network (“CANs”) – the idea has been around for a long time. We simply put a name to it and began sharing this strategy with others.
Pilot projects in Wisconsin communities over the past five years have spawned more than 40 CANs throughout Wisconsin today. These CANs are locally controlled and “scale up” cost-effectively to support diverse organizations, widespread facilities, and advanced applications.
WiscNet’s focus is on becoming a “Community Area Network of Community Area Networks” - the CAN of CANs, if you will. We will serve as the “people” and “strategies” hub for local communities interested in moving forward. Whether the next step is as simple as a community meeting or as complex as developing and sharing full-on services, regionally or statewide, our goal is to make your CAN better, if we can.

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