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Recent News // Ottawa County, Mich., Seeks Partnerships to Tackle Broadband Expansion

Friday, June 23, 2017

TECH WEEK:Why Better Mapping is Critical to Getting Broadband Access to More People

By Jessica Denson

Connected Nation Testifies on Capitol Hill

For nearly two decades, Connected Nation has worked to bring internet access to families and businesses in both rural and urban settings, and, as a result, was recently asked to testify before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. That’s because the focus of the hearing was on “Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America.”

Recent News // Press Release: Developing a Plan to Connect More Ottawa County Residents, Businesses, Schools

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TECH WEEK: Bandwidth Basics - What Are Mbps and How Many Do I Need?

By Connected Nation

 It's #techweek in America, and Connected Nation is kicking it off by bringing you back to the basics by helping all of us understand what exactly bandwidth is all about and what your speed means. 

Connected Nation at Work

By Connected Nation

A Connectedsm community designation shows that a community is equipped with broadband capabilities that meet FCC standards. This can help to attract young professionals, encourage new businesses and upstarts, improve real estate prospects, and give community members access to important online resources. The process to become a Connected community relies on community participation and a forward-thinking attitude, and it begins with community members that want to make a difference.

The Best Low-Cost Internet Options

By Connected Nation

To make the Internet more widely available and help bridge the Digital Divide, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer broadband access at discounted rates for qualifying families and individuals through assistance programs. If you or someone you know is being excluded or is disadvantaged due to a lack of affordable Internet access, these programs may be able to help.

Recent News // Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Monday, May 08, 2017

Recent News // Press Release: Mecosta County's Broadband Initiative

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Building Broadband Above Obstacles in Rural Michigan

By Connected Nation

Ogemaw County has made it easier for ISPs to extend broadband coverage in the area by going upward. A newly completed vertical assets inventory includes barns, poles, towers, water towers, silos, and other tall structures across 14 townships in Ogemaw County. With this information, ISPs can install broadband infrastructure on tall structures in the area and significantly reduce the investment required.

Remote Office, Home Office, Your Office in Harbor Springs

By Connected Nation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 40% of Americans will work at home in some form by 2020. Harbor Springs is taking advantage of this trend and working preemptively to make the area a hotspot for remote workers. The newly proposed co-working space, under the working title Remote Office/ Home Office or ROHO, will give remote workers of all types a place to focus, work, and connect with others.

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