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Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Renewing Port of Muskegon: Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative highlights port collaboration

Ludington Daily News | Read the full article here They met because local water resources, like Lake Michigan, are important to this state and to Ludington. The West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance (WMPA) steering committee met Monday at Harbor View Marina to talk about the Port of Muskegon project, collaboration and the Regional Prosperity...
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Kent County Broadband Committee Seeks Community Input

Grand Rapids - Technology is a critical part of education, providing information and staying in touch with loved ones. As technology evolves, access to broadband is important to all households.  Kent County staff are working with The Right Place, Inc. and the Kent County Broadband Committee, a group of local community leaders with a common...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Is broadband Internet a 'basic utility?' Voters consider high-speed tax

By Matt Vande Bunte | Access the full article:  LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – Not all of the 2,800 households in this community that covers 22 square miles along Lake Michigan have access to high-speed Internet service. Cable...
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ionia County internet is lagging

IONIA COUNTY Households in Ionia County have significantly slower Internet speed than the rest of Michigan, according to Connect Michigan. The non-profit organization’s study done in October 2014 shows that while 98 percent of Ionia County residents had access to Internet speed of 3 megabits per second (mbps), only 67 percent of residents had...
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Internet in the countryside: It stinks

There used to be an Internet satellite dish graveyard at Jason and Eliane Zawacki's Conway Township home in the rural northwest corner of Livingston County. Some of their son's buddies scrapped them for parts. "We switch all the time," Jason Zawacki said. "I would have to say that internet is our biggest complaint about living in the country...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Unplugged corners of Muskegon County studied in Internet access survey

MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST, MI – Rural Muskegon County residents who can't get broadband Internet access are the subject of a new survey conducted to establish the case for better access. Muskegon County Economic Development Coordinator Jonathan Wilson said broadband access is important because it affects residents' quality of life and often is a...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Newaygo County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Newaygo County becomes a Connected certified community before County Commissioners, County releases Technology Action Plan Newaygo County, MI – Today, the Newaygo County Technology Planning Team and Connect Michigan present Newaygo County, Michigan, as a certified Connected community and release its Technology Action Plan before the County...
Monday, October 26, 2015

Agenda for FCC Broadband Health Tech Events in Michigan

 0  0    0   PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 445 12th St., S.W. Internet: Washington, D.C. 20554 TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 15-1209 Released: October 23, 2015 FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR BROADBAND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY EVENTS IN OHIO AND MICHIGAN Focus on...
Friday, October 23, 2015

Connect Michigan Hosted the Third-Annual Michigan Broadband Conference Tuesday

The conference featured technology best practices and broadband efforts as well as awards recognizing communities offering innovative  projects and services Lansing, MI – Today, Connect Michigan hosted the 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. This conference convened nationally recognized broadband...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Keweenaw Peninsula App wins award from Connect Michigan

LANSING — A project from the Keweenaw was recognized as the 2015 Connected Project Award winner at the Michigan Broadband Conference in Lansing. The Keweenaw Convention Visitor's Bureau and Chamber of Commerce won for their Keweenaw Peninsula App. The app provides tourism information for everything from hiking trails to restaurants and lodging in...