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Blog // Connect Michigan

Need Blazing Fast Internet? Gig.U Is Now in Session

By CMI Staff

  A consortium of more than 30 universities plans to invest in the infrastructure to improve Internet speeds 1,000-fold In the not-too-distant future broadband speeds will be measured in gigabits per second rather than megabits per second, the former being 1,000 times faster than the latter. Such blazing fast data transmission will vastly improve the quality of streaming high-definition video, playing online video games, participating in video conferences and using voice over IP, all of which struggle with latency at today's average data transfer rates, which range from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps (pdf). The...

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American Red Cross Using Technology to Prepare People for Hurricane Season

By CMI Staff

  Posted: May 20, 2011 American Red Cross will be adding technology to help people and prepare them for an above-average 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that 12-18 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes will occur this year. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. Red Cross’ officials said that families can take steps now to create a family emergency plan.   Red Cross has developed a free iPhone app that gives the location of all open Red Cross shelters. In addition to mapping the location of a shelter, this app also shows current...

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E-reader help on wheels: Kent District Library digital bookmobile seeks to teach patrons how to check out e-books

By CMI Staff

  From Garret Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press Published: Monday, August 22, 2011 GRANDVILLE - Shirley Burnham walked up to the small table set up outside an 18-wheeler emblazoned with the words “digital bookmobile” outside the Kent District Library Branch in Grandville and started checking out e-reader options with a discerning eye.   The Walker woman looked at the graph of e-readers and tablet computers that library patrons can use to download e-books and appeared to be leaning toward either the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook after a moment.   “I’ve always though that with the Kindle or Nook, you had to...

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SpeedConnect makes big investment in Thumb

By CMI Staff

  By Kate Hessling | Huron Daily Tribune UPPER THUMB — SpeedConnect officials announced Wednesday the company will be making a significant broadband investment in the Thumb.   “We are about to turn on a 4G network, which will be the first in the region to offer full broadband with very high speed connections,” President and CEO John Ogren told the Tribune.   SpeedConnect’s 4G service will provide up to 7 Megabits per second (download speed) by 1 megabit per second (upload speed).   “It’s an extremely market-competitive broadband offering compared to the other wireless competitors that we have in the Thumb,” said...

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