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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Harbor Area Broadband Team Joins New Technology Enhancement Program

HARBOR Inc. teams up with Connect Michigan in a plan for building a technology-ready community Harbor Springs, MI – HARBOR Inc.’s Broadband Team has joined forces with Connect Michigan by enrolling in the Connected community certification program, an initiative that offers a comprehensive way to bridge the digital divide impacting many communities...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Michigan CBC Continues the Work of Leveraging Technology as a Platform for Innovation

Lansing, MI - The Michigan Collaborative Broadband Committee (CBC) is set for another informative meeting on December 15. The CBC is a group of representatives from K-12 education, higher education, broadband service providers, non-profits, tourism, business, agriculture, government, and other organizations that have an interest in improving...
Monday, November 28, 2011

Barry County Chooses to be a ‘Connected’ Community

County Joins New Technology Certification Program Barry County, MI - Barry County leaders have enrolled their community in a creative new program that seeks to stimulate demand in the local economy and enhance the quality of life for residents through increased access, adoption, and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Michigan, the statewide...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clare County First in State to Join Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort

Leaders enlist in Connect Michigan’s Connected program to bridge technology gap, boost economy, and quality of life Clare County, MI - Clare County leaders Tuesday became the first in the state to enroll their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access,...
Monday, November 07, 2011

Connect Michigan Releases 2011 Residential Broadband Adoption Survey Results

Access the Findings39% of Michigan residents still do not subscribe to broadband at homeLansing, MI – Today, Connect Michigan released new residential broadband adoption survey results revealing the top trends in technology use among key demographics in Michigan. The preliminary indicators from the survey are available online, which gives a...
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Connect Michigan Report Reveals Expanded Broadband Availability and Higher Speeds in Many Michigan Counties

Updated Planning Report Presented at the Second Michigan Collaborative Broadband Committee Meeting   Lansing, MI — Connect Michigan today released an updated assessment of the broadband market in Michigan. Data collected and reflected in this update indicate much higher broadband availability in many Michigan counties, both at higher speed...
Friday, September 02, 2011

Frederick Named Connect Michigan Program Manager

Lansing, MI – Connect Michigan announces the hiring of Eric Frederick as state program manager.   In that role, Frederick will lead Connect Michigan’s continuing statewide effort to increase broadband adoption and use throughout the state. Connect Michigan has been leading the way since 2009 to bring the economic and quality of life benefits...
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Connect Michigan Releases Report on Broadband Access and Consumer Technology Habits

Review the Report67 percent of Michigan residents subscribe to broadband, while 82 percent have a home computerLansing, MI – Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission, today released a new broadband planning report bringing the state one step closer to closing the digital divide. This report — an assessment of...
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Connect Michigan, MPSC Announce New Effort to Expand Broadband Opportunities in Michigan

Connect Michigan Collaborative Broadband Committee Holds Inaugural MeetingLansing, MI — Today, Connect Michigan and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) convened the first Collaborative Broadband Committee (CBC) meeting, bringing together stakeholders from across the state.The CBC was established to maximize Michigan’s efforts to expand...
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Michigan Businesses With Broadband Create Jobs, Connect Michigan Report Shows

Download: Business Technology Adoption OverviewSurvey of Michigan businesses establishes link between high-speed Internet use and bottom lineLansing, MI — A new report by Connect Michigan shows businesses with a broadband connection are likely to generate more revenue and jobs. Michigan businesses with high-speed Internet connections report...