Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Expand High-Speed Internet Access For Michiganders

Published on: June 3, 2021

Creation of Michigan High-Speed Internet Office will bring high-speed internet access to more residents,  homes, and small businesses across the state  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on June 2, 2021 LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide by establishing the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to make high-speed internet more affordable and accessible. With high-speed internet becoming …

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs 2021 budget, new spending plan in place starting October 1

Published on: October 1, 2020

The following article was published on October 1, 2020 by MI Newswire. LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed her second budget into law, ensuring that Michigan has its spending plan in place prior to the start of the new fiscal year on October 1. The budget delivers on many of her signature priorities, including the Michigan Reconnect program for …

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 …