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Blog // Connect Michigan

Connect Michigan Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

By Ashley Littell

Connect Michigan has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 3.2% of Michigan households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 Kbps downstream and 200 Kbps upstream. In addition, the data show that 6.5% of Michigan households do not have access to higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Broadband data gathered and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for inclusion on the National Broadband Map in October 2011...

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Broadband Mapping Goes Mobile!

By Wil Payton

Great news today in our efforts to bridge the digital divide: We now have the ability to access the national broadband map on mobile devices! What does it mean for Connect Michigan? As we work with communities, organizations, and local providers to assess broadband needs, we use the national broadband map to help examine what areas lack availability and how we, along with our partners, can go about bringing more broadband options to those areas.  We're also very excited about our efforts to help build this map by contributing our own research and data to their project! We encourage you to check out the new functionality at www....

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Connect America Fund FAQ's Answered

By Phillip Brown

In the short time since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that begins reforming the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) by creating the Connect America Fund and phasing out the existing High-Cost Fund, Connected Nation has noticed a big increase in the interest among Connected Nation stakeholders in the broadband mapping process and how Connected Nation’s broadband data (which is submitted for use in the National Broadband Map) might be a factor in USF broadband deployment funding. To be sure, the National Broadband Map’s underlying data (and the data submissions Connected Nation provides for that)...

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Social Media Takes Center Stage at the Super Bowl

By Wil Payton

CNN Tech article highlights blend of culture, sports, and social media Social media has become an integral part of our culture. Just look at preparations for Super Bowl XLVI where a social media command center opened Monday and will run through Super Bowl Sunday. A 2,800-square-foot space has been set up in downtown Indianapolis where techies will monitor the digital fan conversation via Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms from a facility that will utilize more than a mile of Ethernet cable. This is an example of the "the ubiquity of social media and the absolute necessity for companies, organizations, and communities to use these tools...

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