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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Charlotte students to get iPads this fall

Administrators say technology will enhance instruction, engage children CHARLOTTE — Envision a classroom where teachers can give a pop quiz and access the results within minutes of completion. Students struggling with a math or science concept would have the option of watching an additional lesson about it at home. Or how about a “virtual visit”...
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Friday, July 13, 2012

MSU, Lansing on tap for an ultra high-speed Internet connection

A local Gig.U initiative is underway in the Greater Lansing region to provide the type of high-speed Internet access that could provide an abundance of access for students and assist local businesses, and the surrounding community, in enhancing their broadband networks. Composed of a coalition of partners including the Lansing Area Partnership,...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News Release: St. Clair County Embraces the Connected Community Program

Group is working to expand affordable broadband coverage to underserved county communities Port Huron, MI. St. Clair County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Michigan, the...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

St. Clair County Embraces the Connected Community Program

  From CBS-Detroit: St. Clair County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Michigan, the statewide nonprofit promoting broadband expansion, is leading St. Clair...
Friday, June 15, 2012

Recent News: Eastern UP Team Joins the Connected Community Program

Group is working to develop a plan for building a twenty-first century broadband infrastructure Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The Eastern Upper Peninsula Community Planning Team (EUPCPT) has joined forces with Connect Michigan by enrolling in the Connected community certification program, an initiative that offers a comprehensive way to bridge the...
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Verizon Brings 4G To Traverse City Area

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Snyder signs bill to ensure better Internet access in rural areas

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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

News Release: Connect Michigan Releases New Broadband Availability Figures

Research shows that broadband access in Michigan continues to grow; 95% of residents now have access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download Explore New Access Tables View the Maps Lansing, MI – New research unveiled today by Connect Michigan shows that the broadband availability gap in Michigan is shrinking, with 95.39% of Michigan residents...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Harbor Inc. broadband survey will be launched this summer

From: Harbor, Inc. E-News Facilitating the expansion of reliable, affordable high speed internet to residents, businesses, and visitors to the HARBOR, Inc. service that are currently unserved or underserved is a long-time initiative of HARBOR, Inc. A small subcommittee has been meeting over the past few years to work on the initiative, and most...
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Broadband is now available in Good Hart

Good Hart, MI – High-speed Internet service is now available to a significant number of residents in Good Hart, Michigan. This is a notable development in the unincorporated Emmet County community, on the shore of Lake Michigan, where residents have strived to secure broadband service for over 15 years. The HARBOR Inc. Broadband Team, originally...