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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gladwin County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Gladwin County completes technology plan aimed at bridging technology gap, boosting economy, paving the way for improved quality of life   Gladwin County, MI – Today, the Gladwin County Technology Planning Team and Connect Michigan present Gladwin County as a certified Connected community and release its Technology Action Plan. “Gladwin...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Marquette County receives broadband certification

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...
Friday, February 13, 2015

Marquette County Recognized as Certified Connected Community

Marquette County completes technology plan aimed at bridging technology gap, boosting economy, paving the way for improved quality of life View the Technology Action Plan Marquette County, MI – Marquette County is now the first certified Connected community in the Upper Peninsula and the 11th in the state. The Marquette County Broadband Initiative...
Friday, February 13, 2015

MEDC, Connect Michigan, and CNX Launch App Featuring Michigan’s Fastest Broadband

Michigan ConnectsTM App highlights ultra-high-speed broadband infrastructure across the state of Michigan Marquette, MI: Today, Connect Michigan joined its partners, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Connected Nation Exchange (CNX), to launch an innovative application for locating Michigan’s fastest digital infrastructure,...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

HARBOR, Inc. Collaboration Launches Digital Training Program in Harbor Springs Area

Courtesy: HARBOR, Inc. Harbor Springs area residents and businesses can now benefit from classes in social media, digital marketing, and other broadband related communication skills through HarborActive, a training program announced today by a collaboration formed through HARBOR, Inc. HarborActive grew out of initial work by HARBOR, Inc. Executive...
Thursday, October 30, 2014

News Release: Second Annual Conference on Broadband Draws 430 from Across the State

Michigan Broadband Hero Awards Presented Lansing, MI – More than four hundred attendees convened at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference. Community broadband champions, technology providers, and policymakers from across the state discussed best practices and shared strategies for leveraging technology...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New 911 System Will Enhance Service Across the U.P.

Courtesy:  Peninsula Fiber Network MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula 911 Authority (UPA 911) and Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC announced Wednesday that they have successfully begun routing 911 traffic on an entirely new, “Next Generation 911 Call Management” system that will provide enhanced 911 service and will also support wireless device...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

News Release: Second Annual Michigan Broadband Conference Slated for This Month

  Explore best practices in leveraging technology for improving regional quality of life, fostering economic development Lansing, MI – The 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference is slated for Wednesday, October 29, at the Radisson in downtown Lansing. Building on the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the conference brings...
Thursday, September 18, 2014

News Release: Michigan Leads Nation in Key Measures of Internet Growth

Lansing, MI – Among the 10 states with the fastest Internet connectivity in the US, Michigan led the nation in growth of Internet speeds over the last year, according to Akamai’s new State of the Internet Report. Michigan’s 11.8 Mbps average connection speed in the first quarter of 2014 placed the state 9th in the nation, but Michigan...
Friday, September 12, 2014

News Release: Significant Number of Online Michigan Businesses Lack Backup Internet Service

New Connect Michigan survey reveals that 127,000 Michigan businesses lack backup Internet service, making them vulnerable to disruptions, lost sales revenues Explore the New Infographic Lansing, MI – New research released today by Connect Michigan shows that Michigan businesses are generating consistently significant revenues from online...