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.
Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties Launch Technology Action PlansLeaders 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.
Michigan Boost In Broadband Adoption Good For State Economy: New ReportTuesday, 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.
Michigan Broadband Adoption Takes a Ten Percentage Point BoostConnect 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.
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.
Report Shows How Michiganders Use Mobile Broadband to Access the InternetMobile broadband gives users the freedom to access the Web while not being tethered to a desk. This ability to access music, news, and social networking tools is attracting many new converts, as a growing number of Americans go online with their smartphones.
Connect Michigan Finds Broadband Availability ImprovingNew research unveiled Tuesday by Connect Michigan shows that the broadband availability gap in Michigan is shrinking, with 96.45 percent of Michigan residents now having access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 megabits per second on the download side and 768 Kbps upload.
Connect Michigan Study: Broadband In School Boosts Test ScoresBroadband and e-learning applications expand educators’ instructional capabilities and boost students’ research and interactive opportunities -- as well as their test scores.
Charlevoix County To Get Certification As Connected CommunityOn Wednesday, Aug. 22, Charlevoix County will receive the nation's first certification as a "connected community" from Connected Nation.
St. Clair County Embraces the Connected Community Program St. Clair County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband.
Connect Michigan Releases Small Business Technology Report A new report from the broadband advocacy group Connect Michigan indicates that Michigan small buisnesses that use broadband have revenues three times small businesses that don't.
Connect Michigan Business Survey Shows Economic Benefits Of BroadbandConnect Michigan Thursday released a comprehensive report detailing the key role broadband plays in business performance and the implications for a continuing economic recovery.
Connect Michigan Unveils New Broadband Mapping Tool Connect Michigan Monday unveiled an innovative new broadband mapping tool offering unmatched views of Michigan’s technology landscape.
State Ag Officials Back Rural Broadband, Connect MichiganThe Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development has formally expressed support for the growing movement to boost broadband capacity and adoption throughout rural Michigan.
Connect Michigan Releases Teleworking ReportConnect Michigan, the state's official broadband organization, is out with a new report on the growth of teleworking in the state.