The Public Service Commission has approved two grants to expand broadband service in northern Oconto County and into an Oconto Falls industrial park. The $600,000 grant awarded to Bertram Communications, LLC, was the largest of 46 awarded to entities around the state to extend high-speed internet access. The money will be matched by the Random Lake-based company to install fixed wireless towers that would serve more than 4,300 customers in the towns of Breed, Riverview, Brazeau, Lakewood, Townsend, Doty and Mountain with 25 megabyte download and 10 megabyte upload capability. The new service will meet the FCC standard for broadband. The new connection is expected to serve 33 businesses and a retirement facility with speeds up to 250 Mbps, which the company said was more than 10 times what was currently available.