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 Names Fiber Optic Vendors For Stimulus Broadband

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. Monday announced the selection of seven Michigan-based contractors that will perform outside plant construction for Merit’s Round 1 REACH-3MC broadband stimulus project. As part of the project, Merit will build […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2011

This map shows the routes of Merit Network's Reach-3MC projects, funded by the federal stimulus

Merit Network Selects Power & Tel as Materials Supplier for Reach-3MC

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. has selected Memphis, Tennessee-based Power & Telephone Supply Co. as materials supplier for Merit’s Round 1 broadband stimulus project, Reach-3MC.



Merit Network Announces REACH-3MC Webcast Update

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. is offering an update on its REACH-3MC Internet access project for rural Michigan on the Web Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.


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. […]



Merit Selects Construction Vendor For First Phase Of REACH-3MC

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. said Monday it had selected Earthcom Inc. as outside plant construction vendor for the first phase of Merit’s broadband stimulus project, REACH-3MC


Merit Picks Fiber Optic Vendor For Michigan Stimulus Project

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc., has selected Hickory, N.C.-based CommScope Inc. as fiber optic cable vendor for Merit’s broadband stimulus project, REACH-3MC. The REACH Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative (REACH-3MC) will build 1,017 miles of open-access, advanced fiber optic network through rural and underserved communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It’s funded by the federal stimulus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2010