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Blog // Connect Michigan

VIDEO: Charlevoix, MI Knows What Makes a Connected Community

By Wil Payton

This summer, Charlevoix County became the first certified “Connected”community nationally. Staff from Connect Michigan led Charlevoix leaders through the steps of Connected Nation's Connected community engagement program that offers a comprehensive and localized way for communities to bridge the digital divide impacting many communities. What is a Connected Community?In this exciting new video below, program participants talk about their experiences with the program and the end results:   The Connected community engagement program entails building a comprehensive action plan for developing a technology-ready community by reviewing the...

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Mobile Broadband Internet Offers Enhanced Office Options for Business Executives

By Wil Payton

As early as the days when the Ford Model T traveled the roads, businessmen have been a target market for the auto industry. In the new millennium, Howard Becker has targeted a decidedly upscale business clientele by turning cars and vans into luxurious mobile offices. Technology has significantly impacted how these types of vehicles are built and used. Below is a segment from The New York Times that gives details on the Private Office on the Highway: In the last year and a half, advances in mobile broadband Internet have “driven business to us in droves,” said Mr. Becker, whose company, Becker Automotive Design in Oxnard, Calif., charges $...

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Verizon Expands 4G Network to Marquette, Other Michigan Areas

By Wil Payton

According to a Detroit News article, Verizon Wireless is expanding its fourth-generation mobile technology coverage to Marquette in the Upper Peninsula and to Monroe, Allegan and Ionia counties. "For the past 12 years, Verizon Wireless has worked tirelessly and invested relentlessly in our network from Marquette down to Monroe — and most cities and towns in between," said John Granby, president of the Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region for Verizon Wireless. To read more click here and be sure to follow Connect Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for more articles on how technology impacts your life!

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Google Workshop: Growing Your Business Online

By CMI Staff

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