Broadband Access


2013 Michigan Broadband Conference Slated For October 24

Connect Michigan, a non-profit organization facilitating the expansion of broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the state, will host a broadband and technology conference Thursday, Oct. 24.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Connect Michigan: 97% Of State Residents Have Access To Broadband

New research unveiled Tuesday by Connect Michigan shows that the broadband availability gap in Michigan is shrinking, with 97.33 percent of Michigan residents now having access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 megabits per second download and 768 kilobits per second upload.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Connect Michigan Study: Broadband In School Boosts Test Scores

Broadband and e-learning applications expand educators’ instructional capabilities and boost students’ research and interactive opportunities — as well as their test scores.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2012

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Charlevoix County Nation’s First ‘Connected’ Certified Community

Charlevoix County was recognized Wednesday as the first locale nationally to be certified as a “Connected” community under Connected Nation’s Connected community engagement program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2012

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Harbor Springs-Area Broadband Team Joins Technology Enhancement Program

HARBOR Inc.’s Broadband Team has joined forces with Connect Michigan by enrolling in the Connected community certification program, an initiative that offers a comprehensive way to bridge the digital divide by building community partnerships to assess broadband access, adoption, and use issues in the area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2011


Connect Michigan, MPSC In New Push For Broadband

In a state where millions still don’t subscribe to broadband, a new effort is under way to expand access to the essential utility of the information age.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2011

Participating in the groundbreaking Tuesday were (left to right) Scott Crosby, superintendent, Manistee Intermediate School District and Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District; Cyndy Fuller, executive director, Manistee Alliance for Economic Success; Brandon Fewins, Northern Michigan regional manager for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Gabe Schneider, community affairs specialist for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin; and Bob Stovall, vice president of network engineering and operations, Merit Network Inc.

Merit Breaks Ground On REACH-3MC Broadband Stimulus Project

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. Tuesday broke ground for the  REACH-3MC Broadband Stimulus Project. At a groundbreaking ceremony in Manistee to mark the occasion, Merit staff were joined by representatives from the offices of U.S. […]