Michigan secures $363 million in federal funding to increase access to rural high-speed internet

The following was a press release published by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on December 12, 2020. • Nearly 250,000 locations in Michigan to have expanded access to broadband, 13 companies awarded projects • MEDC partnership with Connected Nation Michigan helped secure FCC funding, also facilitating Connecting Michigan Taskforce LANSING, Mich. – Supporting efforts to ensure greater access to broadband …

Huron County launches new effort to expand internet access, improve speeds

Your input needed to develop Technology Action Plan for county Huron County, Mich. (December 16, 2020) – The Huron County Economic Development Corporation(EDC) and the recently formed Huron County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “The Huron County EDC is constantly working …

Local committees work to expand broadband access, improve internet speeds across three area counties

Residents, businesses, community organizations input needed to develop regional technology action plans   (December 3, 2020) – Lapeer, Sanilac, and St. Clair Counties are right now working to develop county-specific Technology Action Plans. Broadband committees made up of local stakeholders from each county are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity across the region. But they need help from local …

Connected Nation Michigan Provides Answers to Telehealth Questions, Concerns as Use Surges During Pandemic

Lansing, MI. (December 2, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is offering FREE telehealth resources to help individuals and families navigate options offered by their doctor’s offices and area hospitals.  These include answers to common questions and concerns identified in a CN Michigan study, done in partnership with AARP and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, that examined telehealth over …

Cheboygan County Launches Program to Improve Local Internet Access and Speeds for Businesses, Homes

Cheboygan County, Mich. (December 1, 2020) – The Cheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), just kicked off a Connected Community Engagement for the county.   The program will leverage input and data provided by county residents, businesses, community organizations, and others to identify problem areas and solutions for expanding high-speed internet (broadband) access.  …

Michigan receives $10.3 million for rural broadband

The following was published in the Michigan Farmer on November 9, 2020 In the second round of funding through USDA’s ReConnect Program, Michigan has been awarded $10.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in southwest and northeast Michigan. “The need for rural broadband has never been more apparent than it is now — as our …

Sanilac County Broadband Committee Seeks Your Input to Improve Internet Access and Speeds Across County Access

Sanilac County, MI (October 26, 2020) – The Sanilac County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “For the last year, the Sanilac Board of Commissioners have discussed a county-driven initiative for reliable internet in Sanilac,” said Joel Wyatt, Vice Chairman …

How’s Your Internet Connection? Lapeer County Launches New Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Lapeer County, MI (October 9, 2020) – The Lapeer County Broadband Committee launched a new initiative today to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “We must take immediate action to provide more families and businesses with access to the critical resources and information they need,” said Quentin Bishop, …

Gov. Whitmer announces initiatives to increase high-speed internet across Michigan

$12.7 million in Connecting Michigan Communities grants and launch of Connecting Michigan Taskforce will expand broadband infrastructure statewide  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on October 8, 2020 LANSING, Mich. — Creating fair and equal access for every Michigander to compete in the 21st century was at the core of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement today at the …

New Broadband Coverage Maps Provide New Insights About Internet Access Across Michigan

Lansing, MI. (October 6, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) has released new broadband coverage maps for the entire state. These updated maps now include additional community feedback and internet service provider input as well as on-the-ground field validation data.  “Getting a better picture of who has coverage and who doesn’t is a critical first step to closing the …