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Blog // Connect Michigan

Building Broadband Above Obstacles in Rural Michigan

By Connected Nation

Ogemaw County has made it easier for ISPs to extend broadband coverage in the area by going upward. A newly completed vertical assets inventory includes barns, poles, towers, water towers, silos, and other tall structures across 14 townships in Ogemaw County. With this information, ISPs can install broadband infrastructure on tall structures in the area and significantly reduce the investment required. The Ogemaw County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium, the Ogemaw County Technology Planning Team, and the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) to complete the vertical...

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Ogemaw County To Host Tech Summit

By Wil Payton

The Ogemaw County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is partnering with Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium, the Ogemaw County Technology Planning Team, Connect Michigan, Northern Transformation, and the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce to host the Ogemaw County Tech Summit on Wednesday, May 7th at 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI. “We have an outstanding presentation schedule for this event. There is truly something for everyone,” said Mandi Chasey, Director of the Ogemaw County EDC. The event is free to attend. Guests are welcome to attend the entire event or choose which sessions are of interest to them. Scheduled presentations...

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