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Blog // Connect Michigan

The Michigan Broadband Conference is Finally Here!

By Wil Payton

We are really excited that the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference is finally here. The conference has drawn a record crowd. Over 400 registrants are expected to attend the Sold Out event. The conference will bring together community broadband champions, technology providers, and policy makers from across the state to discuss broadband access, adoption, and usage. You can join in via the live stream by clicking here. Join in on the conference conversation at #MIBroadband. Follow Connect Michigan on Facebook or Twitter.

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2014 Michigan Broadband Conference— Just About Sold Out

By Wil Payton

Over 400 attendees are registered for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference. “This year’s conference will have something for everyone,” said Eric Frederick, Connect Michigan’s executive director. “Whether you’re a local government official or staff, economic developer, educator, librarian, small business owner, technology provider, or concerned citizen, rural or urban, everyone will find useful content and interesting keynote speakers at this Michigan Broadband Conference.” The conference will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices and promoting the benefits of broadband in our government, schools, healthcare facilities,...

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Getting Rural Michigan on the Broadband Bandwagon

By Wil Payton

For Michigan residents, it’s a given that broadband availability is a necessity for both economic development and for enhanced quality of life. In rural sectors of the state with light population density — and natural geographic features like rolling hills and forested landscapes — rural communities are often challenged when it comes to building a business case for providers to expand access to their service in outlying areas. Additionally, partial service in a community can impact how an area’s availability is calculated. Below is an excerpt from a Petoskeynews.com article on this issue: Tom Stephenson, community technology adviser with...

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2014 Michigan Broadband Conference Coming

By Wil Payton

Broadband and technology impact every aspect of our lives. From education and healthcare, to economic development and governance, the access, adoption, and use of broadband is imperative. To that end, you are cordially invited to the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference. This year’s event will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to share and learn best practices for leveraging technology for improved quality of life and community economic development. Wednesday, October 29 at the Radisson in downtown Lansing will be a prime opportunity for you to explore collaborations within and across sectors and to find unconventional solutions...

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