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Blog // Connect Michigan

Farmers Need Tech Too

By Jessica Denson

Happy National Agriculture Day! On this day meant for our ag industry, we want to talk about an important issue—getting broadband access for our nation's farmers. Farmers and technology may not, at first, sound like they go together. But, if you think that's the case, you would be wrong. Modern farmers use technology for everything from monitoring important weather changes to general farm equipment. For farmers with an Internet connection, their use of technology has truly transformed their operations. It's another important reason why we must continue our work to become a Connected Nation. These stats provide a glimpse into the use of an...

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Spring Into Technology

By Connected Nation

From using Facebook for the first time to using e-mail as a marketing tool, the first step is always education. Many first-time users and even experienced users expanding their skills don’t know how to start or even where to look for instruction. Across Michigan in both rural and urban areas, chambers of commerce, local libraries, economic development corporations, private businesses, and many others are teaching essential computer skills this spring. If you’re curious about using online tools for socializing, business development, research, or just for fun, new programs across Michigan are beginning now to help you get started. Here’s how:...

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