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BCCAN Brown County Community Area Network
Questions and Answers

1. Who qualifies to lease fiber or fiber & internet access?

Qualifying entities include:schools
healthcare agencies
non-profit organizations
for-profit organizations - residing in a qualifying business development zone
telecommunications agencies
municipalities
government entities

2. Who maintains the fiber?

The fiber infrastructure maintenance and locates are paid for by BCCAN and is part of the charge back expense for any fiber or fiber and internet access.


3. How much does it cost?

Cost varies with the amount of fiber leased on a per-mile basis and whether any connection or "build out" costs are customer paid or embedded in the lease.

If fiber must be pulled to your location, the cost is anywhere from $100,000+ per mile.
All costs must be charged back as part of any lease per County resolution.

4. How do I get BCCAN?

You can email a request to get more information to BCCAN@browncountywi.gov
or you can contact BCCAN at 920-448-7860.

5. Can a utility request an IRU?

Yes IRUs are avialable as are bulk leases.