MADISON (WKOW) -- State auditors are asking University of Wisconsin System Administration to clarify how it plans to provide Internet services to its schools.
Currently, the UW System uses WiscNet, a nonprofit cooperative that brings high-speed Internet services to UW schools, as well as to most public schools and libraries in the state. Most of WiscNet's funds come from the public entities, prompting arguments that it was unfairly competing with the private sector.
Next summer, a law will take effect that will change how that arrangement works. To comply, UW System institutions plan to discontinue their WiscNet memberships and get Internet access elsewhere.
In a report released Tuesday, the state Legislative Audit Bureau asked the UW System Administration to clarify how it will provide Internet services and how it will pay for them.
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