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Blog // Connect Michigan

TECH WEEK:Why Better Mapping is Critical to Getting Broadband Access to More People

By Jessica Denson

Connected Nation Testifies on Capitol Hill For nearly two decades, Connected Nation has worked to bring internet access to families and businesses in both rural and urban settings, and, as a result, was recently asked to testify before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. That’s because the focus of the hearing was on “Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America.” “We’ve got to have accurate maps,” Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) said during the June 21 hearing. “I have professors outside of Virginia Tech who don’t have service at all. I have huge sections geographically that the FCC thinks it’s serving but that...

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TECH WEEK: Bandwidth Basics - What Are Mbps and How Many Do I Need?

By Connected Nation

 It's #techweek in America, and Connected Nation is kicking it off by bringing you back to the basics by helping all of us understand what exactly bandwidth is all about and what your speed means.  For starters, all online activities require bandwidth, which is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). Internet service providers (ISPs) generally charge more for additional bandwidth, but is the extra speed worth the extra cost? Getting the right connection can save money without sacrificing a quality online experience, and knowing bandwidth basics can help you make an informed decision. What is a bit and what is a byte?A bit is the...

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