Stories tagged: "internet"


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The State of Michigan Is Going to Text You About Free Wi-Fi. It’s a Real Offer.

More than a million Michigan households could qualify for free Wi-Fi. Here’s how. 

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Gov. Whitmer Announces New Effort to Identify Gaps in Internet Access and Provide Roadmap for Expansion

The project will allow the state to more effectively spend the more than $100 million in federal funds coming Michigan’s way to expand access to high-speed internet. More than 1.2 million Michigan households currently lack a permanent fixed broadband connection at home.

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Michigan Has a Broadband Office to Get Wi-Fi, But It’s Sitting Empty

Michigan has the opportunity to get internet access to isolated parts of the state. But the project has been on the back burner. Libraries are stepping in to fill the gap. 

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Meet MI Leaders: How Rosemary Bayer Went From Computer Scientist to State Senator

Informed by her career as a technologist, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer legislates with a look toward the future on issues from the environment to education.

Michigan's latest task force aims to tackle the state's digital divide and find broadband solutions for households.
Internet Access Isn’t Optional. These Programs Aim to Connect Michiganders in Need.

Thanks to millions in grants and the launch of a new taskforce, fewer Michiganders will have to resort to library parking lots for free wifi access.

The State of Michigan's new online map of free Wi-Fi hotspots (Image via Connected Nation Michigan)
The State of Michigan Just Launched a Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Map. But How Do We Actually Get Internet to People?

Closing Michigan’s internet gap will require more than mapping free hotspots, says one expert — it will require a huge paradigm shift.

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6 in 10 Farmers Do Not Have Enough Internet​ Connectivity to Run Their Businesses

Reps. Joyce, Finkenauer renew commitment to expand broadband in rural America.