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Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Ottawa County, Mich., Seeks Partnerships to Tackle Broadband Expansion

After an evaluation of a survey's results, a Technology Action Plan that focuses on effectively and efficiently improving Ottawa County's broadband environment will be drafted. Published on June 22, 2017  | by Holland Sentinel   (TNS) -- While broadband internet has been an issue for communities and ...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

Ottawa County, MI. (June 19, 2017) –The Ottawa County Broadband Committee is partnering with Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program, (Connectedsm), to come up with a plan to improve access to high-speed internet in the county. The initial step to developing a comprehensive, countywide plan will consist of a short survey for...
Monday, May 08, 2017

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

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Digital Inclusion Week runs from May 8 to May 13. The week is meant to raise awareness that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, must have access to technologies that can improve their quality of life. For Connected Nation (CN), that means ensuring that no family, individual, or...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Press Release: Mecosta County's Broadband Initiative

Mecosta County, MI. (April 25, 2017) – Ten minutes is all it takes for you to help us better connect Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Broadband Committee has partnered with Connected Nation’s community engagement program, Connected, to come up with a plan to improve everyone’s access to high speed Internet. We’re asking agriculture county...
Monday, April 03, 2017

New Data Mapping Should Lead to Improved Broadband Services

April 1, 2017The Sault St. Marie Evening News   If information is power, the quest to improve and expand internet access in the Eastern Upper Peninsula just got an important jolt, thanks to the compiled and mapped results of a broadband survey by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission (EUPRPDC). Over a period...
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Press Release: Kent County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Assessment results and Technology Action Plan presented  Download the Technology Action Plan Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Kent County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, Connect Michigan presented Kent County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Montcalm County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Technology Action Plan and priority goals presented Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Montcalm County, Michigan, for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. On Wednesday, January 18, Connect Michigan presented Montcalm County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan before the Montcalm...
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

While waiting for this to download...

Michigan Farm News | By Paul W. Jackson | Read the full article November 18, 2016 While waiting for your information to download, you may think your greatest need is faster internet service. Eric Frederick of Connect Michigan thinks you’re right, but he has a more immediate concern: He needs people who make decisions to understand that broadband...
Monday, November 14, 2016

Initiative strives to ensure high-speed internet access

Grand Rapids Business Journal | November 11, 2016 | By Tim Mroz The Right Place, and other economic development colleagues in West Michigan are partnering with Connect Michigan and its “Connected Community” program to complete broadband connectivity and quality assessments for each of the 13 counties in the region. The effort is tied to a larger...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Press Release: Alcona County Releases Technology Action Plan to Advance Community Connectivity

Today, the Alcona County Commissioners, Leadership Alcona, and Connect Michigan have released a Technology Action Plan for Alcona County, Michigan. The release of this plan follows months of extensive analysis of the community’s broadband and technology standing and consideration of its technology goals. The Technology Action Plan gives step-by-...