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Blog // Connect Michigan

Mobile Broadband Helps 2.7 Million Michiganders Stay Connected

By CMI Staff

From Hongqiang Sun, Research Analyst  A new study from Connect Michigan finds that more than one out of three Michigan adults access mobile broadband. This represents approximately 2.7 million Michiganders who go online via their cell phones, or on a laptop or tablet through a cellular network. And despite the growing popularity of tablet and laptop computers, more than three out of four (76%) of these mobile users say their cell phone is the only device they use to connect to mobile broadband service. Mobile usage is not universal across Michigan, though. Individuals who have traditionally been more likely to embrace home broadband...

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Printer Distribution Provides Learning Experience

By Wil Payton

Community organizations provide insight on how technology enhances quality of life The Connect Michigan team has had the distinct privilege of distributing 381 printers to communities and non-profit organizations in the state to date. More importantly, this program has facilitated a greater understanding of how communities are using technology to enhance the quality of life of their residents. Below are a couple of examples, from printer program recipients, on how technology has impacted the level and effectiveness of services they provide: Mark Nance, Cadillac Area Salvation Army, Cadillac, MI - Our telephones operate over broadband, which...

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FCC Asks for Comment on Accuracy of National Broadband Map Data as Part of Connect America Fund Implementation

By Connected Nation

Today, the FCC launched a process for the public to review the accuracy of broadband availability data currently listed on the National Broadband Map (See  In particular, the FCC released a list census blocks without broadband service at speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 kbps upload that the FCC believes to be eligible for Phase I of the Connect America Fund broadband subsidy program.  (For more information of this new reform see Connect America Fund Update: FCC to Establish Process for Challenging National Broadband Map Data: A Connected...

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