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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Friday, August 22, 2014

News Release: HARBOR Inc. Becomes A Connected Certified Community

Technology Assessment Results Announced Download the plan Harbor Springs, MI – HARBOR, Inc. has become a  “Connected” certified community under Connected Nation’s Connected community engagement program. The event took place today at Harbor Springs High School where the results from the assessment and future plans for broadband expansion...
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Broadband connectivity grows, but gaps still exist

SOURCE: MiBiz.comWritten by John WiegandNew research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise. In a new report, Lansing-based Connect Michigan Inc. found that 83.4 percent of households in the state can access fixed broadband that has a minimum download speed of 100 megabits per second. That’s...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

News Release: SHLB Partners with Connect Michigan for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference

  SHLB Partners with Connect Michigan for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference Lansing, MI - Connect Michigan is pleased to announce a partnership with the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference. The conference, to be held on October 29, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel in...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

News Release: Ogemaw County Certified in Connected Community Engagement Program

Technology assessment results presented Download the plan West Branch, MI – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Ogemaw County for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Results from a community technology assessment undertaken by the county, along with strategies for broadband expansion, were...
Friday, June 27, 2014

Increasing Internet Access in Lake County

SOURCE: Big Rapids Pioneer, June 26, 2014 Connect Michigan rates connectivity of schools, local governments, more LAKE COUNTY — The process to hopefully increase access to high-speed Internet in Lake County is underway. The orientation meeting of the Lake County Community Planning Team was held Tuesday afternoon at Michigan Works! in Baldwin....
Monday, June 23, 2014

MPSC Approves Certain Waivers to Enable Midwest Energy Cooperative to Deploy High-Speed Internet in Unserved and Underserved Parts of Rural Michigan

On June 19, 2014, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved a waiver request, submitted by Midwest Energy Cooperative, for deployment of high-speed Internet service in unserved and underserved parts of Michigan. Below is the news release, distributed by MPSC detailing this development. June 19, 2014 – The Michigan Public Service...
Monday, June 23, 2014

News Release: Michiganders Making Gains in Access to Higher Broadband Speed Tiers

Work continues to ensure quality access statewide Explore New Access TablesView the Map Lansing, MI – New research released today by Connect Michigan shows that 83.4% of Michigan households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 100 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload, a 60 percentage point increase in availability at this speed tier...
Thursday, May 08, 2014

News Release: Connected Nation Releases New Training Platform to Boost Digital Learning

‘Drive’ Portal Unveiled at SHLB Conference in DC Watch Drive Video Access Drive WASHINGTON, DC – This week during the SHLB Coalition's 2014 Annual Conference Connected Nation is promoting the launch of its new digital learning platform called Drive: Your Digital Learning Hub. The Drive learning platform is aimed at closing...
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Connect Michigan Executive Director Provides Testimony on Library Connectivity

Read the testimony Washington, DC – Connect Michigan Executive Director Eric Frederick testified today in Washington D.C. at The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact.” The hearing examined the need for high-speed broadband in America’s libraries. Frederick spoke about...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

News Release: Residential Broadband Adoption in Michigan Surpasses National Average

Home broadband adoption in Michigan up by 12 percentage points since 2010 Lansing, MI – Connect Michigan today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Michigan surpasses the national average, with 79% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 67% in 2010. According to the Pew Research Center, the national...