Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison

Published on: February 11, 2011

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” Milan, OH. (February 11, 2011) – So said Thomas Alva Edison, who was born 164 years ago today in Milan, Ohio. Perhaps the world’s greatest inventor knew that innovation started with an idea and was built upon a foundation of hard work: “Genius is one …

More from Organizations Working To Wire Michigan

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(February 11, 2011) – The president was in Michigan to talk about internet access. President Obama wants nearly all of the country to have high-speed internet access in the next five years. Some local organizations are already working to get Michigan up to speed…. More from Organizations Working To Wire Michigan By Jessica Maki/WLNS-TV

President Launches National Wireless Initiative and Meets Broadband Innovators

Published on: February 10, 2011

(February 7, 2011) – President Obama wants nearly all Americans to have access to high-speed wireless Internet services within five years. He announced this goal today during the launch of his National Wireless Initiative at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, a city chosen because it has developed a wireless network worth emulating in other rural areas across the nation. For …

Connected Nation on the National Wireless Initiative

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Lansing, MI. (February 10, 2011) – At Connected Nation, we have spent years working on and encouraging the use and expansion of broadband in some of the hardest to reach places. From the expansive states of Alaska and Texas to the island landscape of Puerto Rico, Connected Nation has seen the power broadband can provide residents and businesses alike. Today, …

President Obama Turns to Michigan to Launch National Wireless Initiative

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Lansing, MI. (February 10, 2011) — President Obama is visiting Northern Michigan University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula today to launch the National Wireless Initiative. Also this week, Connect Michigan, a Connected Nation state-based initiative, released the 2010 Business Technology Assessment, the state’s first study on broadband and technology use in businesses. The survey pinpoints business technology adoption rates across the …

Marquette ready to show off Web savvy for Obama

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Marquette, MI. (February 10, 2011) — President Barack Obama is expected today during his trip to Marquette to push his National Wireless Initiative whose aim is to make high-speed wireless service available to 98 percent of Americans… …On the eve of Obama’s visit, Connect Michigan, a private-public partnership working on expanding broadband, released a report showing businesses in Michigan with …

Michigan Businesses With Broadband Create Jobs, Connect Michigan Report Shows

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From CBS-Detriot: (February 10, 2011) – A day after releasing a report on broadband adoption in the Upper Peninsula, Connect Michigan released a report showing businesses with a broadband connection are likely to generate more revenue and jobs… Read Michigan Businesses With Broadband Create Jobs, Connect Michigan Report Shows

Michigan Businesses With Broadband Create Jobs, Connect Michigan Report Shows

Published on: February 9, 2011

Survey of Michigan businesses establishes link between high-speed Internet use and bottom line Lansing, MI. (February 9, 2011) — A new report by Connect Michigan shows businesses with a broadband connection are likely to generate more revenue and jobs. Michigan businesses with high-speed Internet connections report having median annual revenues $200,000 more than businesses without broadband “In the digital economy, …

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

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Marquette, MI. (February 9, 2011) — 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 …

Obama to shine spotlight on web-savvy Mich. town

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Marquette, MI. (February 9, 2011) – 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 …