fiber optic


Merit Hits Another Fiber Optic Milestone In UP

Merit Network Inc. announced the completion and lighting of the fiber-optic network segment between Watersmeet and Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2013

Mackinac Bridge. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Mackinac Bridge Part Of Broadband Expansion Plan

The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas will be a key part of a plan to expand Internet service in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2012


Merit Network Picks Fiber-Optic Builders For REACH-3MC II

Merit Network Inc. Wednesday announced the six Michigan-based contractors that will perform outside plant construction for Round 2 of Merit’s Rural, Education, Anchor, Community and Heathcare – Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative (REACH-3MC) broadband stimulus project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011

Merit, MSU Get Big Stimulus Grants For Fiber

Merit Network Inc. has received a second federal stimulus grant to extend broadband service to rural areas of Michigan and to beef up the reliability of its network. Also getting grants were Michigan State University […]


Advanced Photonix Loss Shrinks On Higher Sales

Ann Arbor-based Advanced Photonix Inc. (NYSE Amex: API) Monday reported a loss of $273,000 or 1 cent a share in its fiscal first quarter ended July 2. That’s an improvement from a loss of $846,000 or 3 […]


Battle Creek Touts Local Fiber In White Paper

The economic development agency for Calhoun County, Battle Creek Unlimited, has released a white paper titled “Battle Creek Bandwidth Bountiful for Businesses.” The document addresses the benefits of the fiber optic loop that connects the […]