Ottawa County, Mich., Seeks Partnerships to Tackle Broadband Expansion

Published on: June 23, 2017

(TNS) — While broadband internet has been an issue for communities and townships in the area, Ottawa County, Mich., could roll full-speed ahead with a plan. The Ottawa County Broadband Committee is partnering with Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. “Our Board of Commissioners has actively supported enhanced broadband for our residents and businesses for the last 10 years,” said …

Developing a Plan to Connect More Ottawa County Residents, Businesses, Schools

Published on: June 21, 2017

Ottawa County, MI. (June 19, 2017) –The Ottawa County Broadband Committee is partnering with Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program, (Connectedsm), to come up with a plan to improve access to high-speed internet in the county. The initial step to developing a comprehensive, countywide plan will consist of a short survey for residents, businesses, agriculture producers, healthcare facilities, and schools. …

Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Published on: May 8, 2017

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Digital Inclusion Week runs from May 8 to May 13. The week is meant to raise awareness that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, must have access to technologies that can improve their quality of life. For Connected Nation (CN), that means ensuring that no family, individual, or business is left …

Press Release: Mecosta County’s Broadband Initiative

Published on: April 25, 2017

Mecosta County, MI. (April 25, 2017) – Ten minutes is all it takes for you to help us better connect Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Broadband Committee has partnered with Connected Nation’s community engagement program, Connected, to come up with a plan to improve everyone’s access to high speed Internet. We’re asking agriculture county residents, local town residents, businesses, librarians, …

New Data Mapping Should Lead to Improved Broadband Services

Published on: April 3, 2017

April 1, 2017 The Sault St. Marie Evening News If information is power, the quest to improve and expand internet access in the Eastern Upper Peninsula just got an important jolt, thanks to the compiled and mapped results of a broadband survey by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission (EUPRPDC). Over a period of months in 2016, …

Kent County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Published on: February 12, 2017

Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Kent County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, Connect Michigan presented Kent County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan at a meeting of Kent County Township Supervisors, City Mayors, and other officials. The release of this plan follows months of extensive analysis of the community’s broadband and technology …

Kent County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 Assessment results and Technology Action Plan presented Download the Technology Action Plan Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Kent County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, Connect Michigan presented Kent County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan at a meeting of Kent County Township Supervisors, City Mayors, and other officials. …

Montcalm County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Published on: January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Technology Action Plan and priority goals presented Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Montcalm County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. On Wednesday, January 18, Connect Michigan presented Montcalm County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan before the Montcalm Economic Alliance organization. The release of this plan follows months of extensive …

Press Release: Alcona County Releases Technology Action Plan to Advance Community Connectivity

Published on: October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Today, the Alcona County Commissioners, Leadership Alcona, and Connect Michigan have released a Technology Action Plan for Alcona County, Michigan. The release of this plan follows months of extensive analysis of the community’s broadband and technology standing and consideration of its technology goals. The Technology Action Plan gives step-by-step action items to ensure Alcona County reaches …

Mason County Recognized As A Certified Connected Community

Published on: July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016 9&10 News, Northern Michigan | July 19, 2016 | By Megan Atwood Northern Michigan’s Mason County has been recognized as a “certified connected community.” Being a connected community certifies that mason county is taking action with technology–making them cutting edge in a rural community. This certification places the county in a top 20% of the 64 …