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Blog // Connect Michigan

2015 Michigan Broadband Conference Finalists

By Eric Frederick

This year at the 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference four finalists have been chosen for the inaugural Connected Project Awards sponsored by ACD. The 2015 Connected Project Awards recognize community organizations and partnerships implementing unique and creative projects designed to improve the adoption and use of broadband and associated technologies in communities across Michigan. Finalists will present their projects at the conference, after which attendees (onsite and remotely via live stream) will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite project. Checkout the conference live stream at http://www.connectmi.org/live-stream...

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Job Opportunities Via Digital Works Come to Cheboygan, MI

By Eric Frederick

Digital Works, a job-placement and retraining program through Connected Nation, has now placed more than 500 new workers at tech jobs throughout Ohio, Texas, and Kentucky. Residents in Cheboygan, Michigan will be included in the next 500. Looking over Lake Huron at the northernmost tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Cheboygan is a small, rural town home to just under 5,000 people. Hours from any major city, the distance makes commuting impossible and few businesses in the area provide promising careers. Many residents have had to relocate to find work. Digital Works is helping residents stay in this beautiful community and live and work in a...

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Fiber Internet Not Just for Big Cities

By Eric Frederick

Also known as gigabit Internet, fiber Internet gives users the fastest broadband speed available. It's on the wish list for many who use their broadband connection for movie streaming and online gaming, as well as music streaming, photo uploads, video communication, smart devices like Smart TVs or home security networks, and more. Larger cities like Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas, among others, have caught the attention of agencies like Google Fiber, but many mid-sized and smaller cities do not expect to get on the Fiber map for many years to come. That is changing for Big Rapids, MI and surrounding smaller towns in Mid-Michigan. With a...

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