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Recent News // Marquette County receives broadband certification

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MARQUETTE -- As of Friday, Marquette County is the first Certified Connected Community in the U.P. and the 11th in the State of Michigan.

The county earned 113 out 120 total points on a broadband infrastructure assessment completed by Connect Michigan, more than enough to earn certification.

Connect Michigan personnel say the success of developing communities largely depends on increased access to the Internet.

"Communication is changing. We used to have the Yellow Pages. And now this thing right here (an iPhone) is the new Yellow Pages. Roughly 70% of the people, when they start to look for something, search...they do so on this little device right here. said Tom Stephenson with Connect Michigan.

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