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Air Advantage Proposes Swapping Two Free Wireless Hotspots for Cell Tower Use

The high speed Internet company, backed by the county, wants to bring wireless broadband high-speed Internet to the township.

(July 13, 2011) - Representatives from Oakland County and Air Advantage, a Frankenmuth-based Internet service provider, presented a plan during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting to bring wireless broadband high-speed Internet to the township.

Air Advantage said its Broadband Stimulus Project would make high-speed Internet available to residents in more rural areas who are underserved – or not served at all – by other Internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T.

The project is part of a $7.2 billion federal project to bring wireless Internet to underserved and rural communities throughout the nation. Air Advantage received $64.2 million in grants and loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund the project in 2010; the Michigan company also gave $10.2 million in private contributions to the project.

“We believe everybody should have access to the Internet," said Phil Bertolini, deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County.

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By Jen Anesi | OaklandTownshipPatch