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Recent News // Snyder signs bill to ensure better Internet access in rural areas

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LANSING, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation to provide better wireless Internet access in rural areas.

Senate Bill 499, sponsored by state Sen. Tom Casperson, will allow easier access for telecommunications companies to install facilities along state-controlled rail-trails - former railway lines converted to walking and bicycling paths. Companies will pay not more than $500 in application fees to the Department of Natural Resources, plus a one-time fee of 5 cents per linear foot used. Revenues will go into the Michigan Trailways Fund or the Natural Resources Trust Fund.

"Keeping costs low will encourage more companies to expand wireless Internet access to Michigan's rural areas, essential to continuing our economic reinvention," Snyder said.

Visit www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on the bills.