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Blog // Connect Michigan

Michigan Farmers Need Broadband to be Competitive Locally, Nationally and Globally

By Wil Payton

Broadband is an essential utility for Michigan’s agricultural communities to compete like their urban counterparts. “Our farmers are competing in a global marketplace,” said Mat Smego, legislative counsel for Michigan Farm Bureau, in a recent article.  “We need high-speed broadband access to be competitive from production to marketing.” An excerpt from this article pointed out that: Farmers with high-speed Internet access are able to take advantage of technology that is only a dream to their dial-up counterparts, and there are still pockets in Michigan in which people use an out-dated and slow dial-up connection. One of the...

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