Connect Michigan


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

Schoolcraft County Broadband Action Plan

Schoolcraft County Launches Technology Action Plan

Schoolcraft County unveiled its Technology Action Plan Wednesday at Manistique High School as part of its participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2013

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Roscommon County Earns Certification as a Connected Community

On Monday, June 17, Roscommon County will be officially certified as a Connected Community by Connect Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2013

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

Awards And Certifications From May 23

The latest tech-related awards and certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies, groups and individuals

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013


Barry County Initiates Technology Action Plan

The Barry County Broadband Team unveiled its Technology Action Plan Wednesday at the Hastings Public Library, as part of the county’s participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Barry County enrolled in the program to promote increased access, adoption, and use of broadband.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties Launch Technology Action Plans

Leaders of Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa counties in the eastern Upper Peninsula are implementing action plans to increase broadband access, adoption, and use in the area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Michigan Boost In Broadband Adoption Good For State Economy: New Report

Tuesday, in conjunction with the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit, Connect Michigan is releasing a report on Broadband’s Economic Impact in Michigan. Broadband access and adoption helps fuel the economy. Michigan residents conduct $17.1 million in online transactions with Michigan businesses and spend nearly $1.1 billion in online sales with these businesses annually.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2013

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Michigan Broadband Adoption Takes a Ten Percentage Point Boost

Connect Michigan Thursday released new data showing that broadband adoption in Michigan is increasing, with 71 percent of households now subscribing to broadband service, up from 61 percent in 2011. But significant chunks of the state, mostly in rural areas, remain without broadband available.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

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Antrim County To Be Certified As A Connected Community

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Antrim County will be certified as a “Connected” community. County representatives will release a Technology Action Plan that will include results of a months-long assessment undertaken by the Antrim County Community Engagement Team.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2013