Obama to highlight Internet savvy in Marquette, where people cherish the outdoors and Internet

By John Flesher/ Associated Press via the Chicago Tribune

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A century-old outdoor clothing store ships coats and woolen socks around the nation, while down the block one of the newer companies in town fields inquiries about its miniature video cameras that skiers, mountain bikers and even troops in Afghanistan attach to their helmets to record themselves in action….

About 75 percent of households in the Upper Peninsula have access to some level of broadband service, according to Connect Michigan, a partnership of the state Public Service Commission and Connected Nation, a national broadband mapping group. Charter Communications, the state’s largest provider for rural areas, covers about 100 municipalities across the Upper Peninsula, spokesman Tim Ransberger said….

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