The Connected Nation Blog: Momentum Builds for Connect Michigan

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Momentum Builds for Connect Michigan

By Wil Payton, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation

Connect Michigan is excited to be partnering with local broadband providers, and the government of Barry County to bring broadband access to more homes in their community!  Check out this great story on our new partnership below:

HASTINGS — Barry County has enrolled in a program seeking to increase access, reliability and use of broadband.

Connect Michigan is a statewide nonprofit organization promoting broadband expansion. Barry is only the second county in the state to begin working with Connect Michigan through a connected community certification program.

“Barry is a rural county with fantastic natural resources; however, those same assets can pose a geographic hindrance to broadband accessibility,” said Valerie Byrnes, president of the Barry County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Alliance.

“Increasing accessibility to residents and businesses will enhance our quality of life through expanded educational options online, ability to do business from home, and accessible social media options that most individuals rely on.”

To check out the full article, please click here and be sure to follow Connect Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on our efforts to bring broadband to more communities across Michigan!