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Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Michigan.
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Towers of power: Statewide effort aims to tie loose ends of the Net

From Crain's Detroit Business: As Guy Goodmonson scaled the 150-foot-tall water tower to reach the top platform that had no handrails, he questioned his sanity more than once... No one knows exactly how many last-mile providers are in the state, due in good part to the fact that fixed wireless Internet providers are largely unregulated. The best...
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Friday, May 10, 2013

News Release: Delta County Launches Comprehensive Technology Action Plan

Download the Delta County Technology Action Plan Escanaba, MI – The Delta County Technology Action Plan was unveiled Friday at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce as part of the county’s participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Delta County enrolled in the program to boost the local economy and quality...
Thursday, April 18, 2013

News Release: Barry County Initiates Technology Action Plan

  Download the Barry County Technology Action Plan Hastings, MI – The Barry County Broadband Team unveiled their Technology Action Plan Wednesday, at the Hastings Public Library, as part of the county’s participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Barry County enrolled in the program to promote...
Thursday, April 18, 2013

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

Technology Assessment Results Announced Bellaire, MI – Antrim County has become a certified community under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Robin Ancona, director, Telecommunications Division, Michigan Public Service Commission, joined the Antrim County Community Engagement Team and Connect Michigan today at an...
Thursday, April 11, 2013

News Release: Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties Launch Technology Action Plans

Download the Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac Technology Action Plan Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Leaders of Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa counties are implementing action plans to increase broadband access, adoption, and use in the area. The counties’ Technology Action Plans were unveiled Wednesday, at the Regional Economic...
Thursday, April 11, 2013

News Release: Harbor Springs Technology Action Plan Underway

Download the Harbor Springs Technology Action Plan Harbor Springs, MI - Harbor Springs’ Technology Action Plan was unveiled Thursday at the Harbor Springs City Hall as part of the county’s participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Harbor Springs enrolled in the program to boost the local economy and...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News Release: Michigan’s Boost in Broadband Adoption Good for the State Economy

Residents spend nearly $1.1 billion in online purchases from Michigan businesses Lansing, MI — Today, in conjunction with the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit, Connect Michigan is releasing a report on Broadband’s Economic Impact in Michigan. Broadband access and adoption helps fuel the economy. Michigan residents conduct $17.1 million in...
Thursday, March 14, 2013

News Release: Michigan Broadband Adoption Takes a Ten Percentage Point Boost

More than 5 Million Michigan Adults Subscribe, but Many Still Do Not See the Value of Home Broadband Service Lansing, MI – Connect Michigan today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Michigan is increasing, with 71% of households now subscribing to broadband service, up from 61% in 2011. This means that statewide, 5.4 million...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News Release: Report Shows How Michiganders Use Mobile Broadband to Access the Internet

More than one-third of adults in Michigan are mobile Internet users, and 76% of those mobile users go online only using their cell phones. Read the Report Lansing, MI – Mobile broadband gives users the freedom to access the web while not being tethered to a desk. This ability to access music, news, and social networking tools is attracting many...
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

News Release: Connect Michigan Releases New Broadband Availability Figures

Research shows that 96% of residents now have access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload Explore New Access Tables View the Maps Lansing, MI – New research unveiled today by Connect Michigan shows that the broadband availability gap in Michigan is shrinking, with 96.45% of Michigan residents now having access to fixed...