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Connecting Michigan Communities — Digital Education in Michigan

Bowling Green, KY (March 31, 2021) - Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics. 

The CN Michigan team held their eighth webinar discussing Digital Education in Michigan on Tuesday, March 30. Panelists included Wes Kerr, Director, Community Solutions, Connected Nation; Joe Polasek, State E-Rate Coordinator for Michigan.

During this webinar, the panelist discussed education and broadband in the state, focusing on what’s changed in the past year. Also, how E-rate helps our schools and what the future of E-Rate might look like.

"E-rate is a program funded by the government that helps schools and libraries get better broadband connection," said Kerr. “FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has made a point to show how important E-rate is."

“E-rate is a discount program that will free up funds for schools so they can use it elsewhere," said Polasek. “E-rate includes everything that is broadband related and we need it to help connect those who do not have access to high-speed internet.

To learn more about this webinar series, head over to the page: Webinars - Connecting Michigan Communities