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Blog // Connect Michigan

Marquette County Becomes First Certified Connected Community in the Upper Peninsula

By Sarah Hagen

Gathering to celebrate Marquette County’s Connected community certification on February 13, 2015, from left are: Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Caralee Swanberg, director of business development for the Lake Superior Community Partnership; Thyra Karlstrom, Marquette County senior planner; and Robert Eslinger, director of Northern Michigan University’s Center for Rural Community and Economic Development. Marquette County is now the first certified Connected community in the Upper Peninsula and the 11th in the Michigan. The Marquette County Broadband Initiative (MCBI) team worked with Connect...

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Video: Roscommon County Receives Broadband Certification

By Wil Payton

Yesterday, Roscommon County achieved certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. 9&10 News was there to cover the event.   Northern Michigan's News Leader  

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Antrim County Connected Community Event – POSTPONED

By Wil Payton

The Antrim County Connected Community Certification event, scheduled for today, has been postponed due to weather. We will provide additional information here when the event is rescheduled.

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Congratulations, Charlevoix County!

By CMI Staff

Residents of Charlevoix County can take pride in knowing that they have become the first “Connected” certified community nationally under Connected Nation’s Connected community engagement program.  The announcement was made today at a broadband planning meeting held by the Charlevoix County Broadband Team at Boyne City High School. The Michigan Public Service Commission chairman, Connected Nation president, and dozens of community leaders were in attendance as results from the assessment and future plans for broadband expansion were unveiled.  Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman John D. Quackenbush had the following to say...

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