Rural Broadband

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Merit To Dedicate REACH-3MC Broadband In Mackinaw City, St. Ignace

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin leads the invited guests for a dedication ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. for Merit Network Inc.’s new fiber optic cable in communities on either side of the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

A map of Merit Network's REACH-3MC project as of April 2013.

Merit Network Recognized As 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has announced Merit Network Inc. as a 2013 Laureate in recognition of its Rural Education Anchor Community Health care – Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2013

A map of Merit Network's REACH-3MC project as of April 2013.

Merit Completes Round 1 REACH-3MC Construction

Merit Network Inc. Monday announced the completion of Round 1 construction of its Rural, Education, Anchor, Community and Heathcare – Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative project, or REACH-3MC.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2013

Event Notices From March 15-17

Walsh College Sets Monthly Affinity Groups: The Business Services Division of Walsh College has monthly affinity groups for various types of business executives. Over the next few weeks they’re meeting on the following schedules: March 22, […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2013

Merit REACH-3MC Map 12-27-12

Merit Network To Dedicate High Speed Broadband In Hillsdale County

Merit Network Inc. will hold a fiber-optic infrastruture dedication for the Hillsdale community co commemorate the completion of a significant segment of Merit’s REACH-3MC Broadband Stimulus Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013


Merit Network Celebrates REACH-3MC Federal Stimulus Fiber Buildout

Merit Network Inc. last week announced the first completed segment of its REACH-3MC Broadband Stimulus Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012


Merit Connects First REACH-3MC Community Anchor: Forest Park Schools

Merit Network Inc. announced it has connected the first community anchor institution as part of its REACH-3MC network build out project. Forest Park Public Schools, located in Crystal Falls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, now has a 1-gigabit fiber-optic connection to Merit’s backbone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2012

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State Ag Officials Back Rural Broadband, Connect Michigan

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development has formally expressed support for the growing movement to boost broadband capacity and adoption throughout rural Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2012


Merit Network Picks Another Contractor For Stimulus Broadband Extension

Merit Network Inc. Thursday announced another contractor for its Rural, Education, Anchor, Community and Heath care – Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative (REACH-3MC) project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012


Merit Names Juniper, Cisco Hardware Vendors For REACH-3MC

Merit Network Inc. announced Wednesday the selection of Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Inc. as Ethernet routing and switching hardware vendors for Merit’s REACH-3MC broadband stimulus project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2012