POLICY BRIEF: An Update to Broadband Funding in Michigan

Lansing, MI. (September 24,2019) – This month, Connected Nation’s Michigan team and Policy staff worked to summarize federal funding for the State of Michigan by looking at the various programs impacting broadband deployment over the next decade. The FCC’s Connect America Fund subsidy programs, as well as USDA’s ReConnect Program will invest millions of dollars to expand access for unserved …

Technology Company Working to Provide Internet to Rural Communities

Published by UpNorthLive on August 17, 2019 By Paul Steeno LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Internet connects people to the world so having slow internet or no access at all is very frustrating. A local technology company is working to solve that problem one town at a time. Cherry Capital Communications is providing homes in rural Cheboygan better access to …

$20 Million in Grants Available to Expand Internet Access in Unserved Areas of Michigan

$20 Million in Grants Available to Expand Internet Access in Unserved Areas of Michigan Lansing, MI. (July 3, 2019) – While much of Michigan has access to high-speed broadband internet service, there are still many rural areas lacking vital connectivity. But a new grant program could make it easier to expand internet access to more Michigan families and communities dealing with …

$20 Million in Grants Available to Expand Internet Access in Unserved Areas of Michigan

The following release was issued by the Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 2, 2019 Lansing, Mich. – Recognizing the impact access to high-speed internet has on educational and economic opportunities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the opening of applications for the Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) grant program to increase broadband in underserved areas of Michigan. While much of Michigan has …

Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan

For Immediate Release: May, 15, 2019 Contact: Jessica Denson, Director, Communications Email: Jdenson@connectednation.org Phone: 502-341-2024 Website: connectednation.org/michigan Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan Iron Mountain, MI. (May 15, 2019) – Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use …

Missed Opportunities: How Doctors and Hospitals Can Better Communicate with Patients

Alma, Mich. (March 7, 2019) – Connected Nation’s Connected Communities program shows that Michigan healthcare providers may be missing out by not offering interactive online services to their patients. This is according to new data presented at the Michigan Academy for Science, Arts, and Letters last week at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. According to the findings, presented by CN’s …