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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News Release: Otsego County: Certified in Connected Community Engagement Program

Technology assessment results presented Download the plan  Gaylord, MI – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Otsego 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...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

News Release: Michigan Entrepreneurs Benefitting from Broadband

Michigan home-based businesses earned $2 billion in online sales and spent another $79 million in online transactions with other Michigan businesses Read the ReportLansing, MI – New data released by Connect Michigan today shows that home-based businesses are more likely than other businesses in the state to use the Internet to buy products...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

News Release: Connect Michigan Survey Shows Online Sales Generate $28 Billion Annually for Michigan Businesses

Survey shows how broadband benefits Michigan’s economy; 25% adoption gap remains View the ResultsDownload the Infographic Lansing, MI – Today, Connect Michigan released results from its 2013 Business Technology Survey that detail the key role broadband plays in business performance and the implications for a continuing economic recovery. The...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

News Release: Connect Michigan Releases New Broadband Availability Data in Support of GIS Day 2013

Research shows that 98.37% of residents now have access to broadband speeds of 10 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload; up more than 2 percentage points since April Explore New Access TablesView the Map Lansing, MI – Today in support of GIS Day, Connect Michigan is announcing the release of its new broadband availability data. The research shows that the...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

News Release: Clare County: Certified in Connected Community Engagement Program

Technology assessment results presented Download the plan Harrison, MI – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Clare 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, October 25, 2013

News Release: Connect Michigan, Library of Michigan Host Statewide Conference Focused on Economic, Social Impact of Broadband

Hundreds turn out for in-depth discussion on best practices, strategic planning for broadband expansion across state The 2013 Michigan Broadband Conference Thursday in Lansing featured a well-attended economic development and broadband panel featuring Tom Ferree, Connected Nation, as moderator and panelists (from left) Blair Levin...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

News Release: Keynote Speakers for Michigan Broadband Conference Announced

October 24 event to feature Lt. Governor Calley, Blair Levin, and others Register for the Conference Lansing, MI – Connect Michigan’s 2013 Michigan Broadband Conference will include state and national leaders such as Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and Blair Levin, Aspen Institute Fellow and chief architect of the National Broadband Plan....
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

News Release: Mecosta County: Certified In The Connected Community Program

Technology assessment results presented Download the plan  Big Rapids, MI – Connect Michigan commends the efforts of Mecosta 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...
Thursday, September 19, 2013

News Release: Livingston County: Certified In The Connected Community Program

Technology assessment results announced at the annual Livingston County Economic Development meeting Download the plan  Howell, MI – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Livingston County for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Results from a community technology assessment, ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

News Release: Ogemaw County Launches Technology Action Plan

Download the Ogemaw County Technology Action Plan West Branch, MI – Ogemaw County unveiled its Technology Action Plan Tuesday at the Michigan Works Building as part of its participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. The Technology Action Plan sets general community-wide broadband connectivity goals to work...