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Webcast on November 19, 2012

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Press event on November 20, 2013

Menominee Press Event on November 20, 2013

On November 20, 2013, representatives from Merit Network and the Menominee community celebrated the completed segments of the REACH-3MC project with a press event held at Spies Public Library in Menominee, MI.
Press event on November 19, 2013

Gogebic Press Event on November 19, 2013

Representatives from Merit Network and the Gogebic community celebrated the completed segments of the REACH-3MC project with a press event held at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, MI on November 19, 2013.
Press event on October 28, 2013

Alpena Press Event on October 28, 2013

On October 28, 2013, Merit Network and members of the Northeast Michigan community, celebrated the completed segments of the REACH-3MC project with a press event held at Alpena Community College.
Press event on July 18, 2013

Indian River Press Event on July 18, 2013

Merit Network dedicated the completed northern Michigan segments of Merit's REACH-3MC Project to the Indian River community at a Press Event at the Indian River Summerfest on July 18, 2013.
Press event on April 30, 2013

Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Press Event on April 30, 2013

Merit Network dedicated the completed northern Michigan segments of Merit's REACH-3MC Project to the Mackinaw and St. Ignace communities at a Press Event at the Mackinaw Area Public Library on April 30, 2013.
Press event on February 12, 2013

Houghton Lake Press Event on February 12, 2013

Merit Network dedicated the completed Roscommon County segments of Merit's REACH-3MC Project to the Houghton Lake community at a Press Event at the Houghton Lake Public Library on February 12, 2013.
Webcast on January 17, 2013

Hillsdale Press Event on January 17, 2013

Merit Network dedicated the completed Hillsdale segments of Merit's REACH-3MC Project to the Hillsdale community at a Press Event at the Hillsdale Community Library on January 17, 2013.

Stimulus Implementation Webcast Archive

Webcast on March 27, 2013

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on March 27, 2013

Merit Network's executive team gave an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project. The completion of Round 1 construction is announced. Testing, warranty and restoration work will continue. Information is given on the construction and fiber installation currently underway for Round 2 in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Webcast on November 19, 2012

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on November 19, 2012

Merit Network's executive team gave an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project. Information was released on the successful site visits by the NTIA, the near completion of the Round 1 segments, the timeline for lighting and provisioning the network on Round 1, and the remaining construction progress for Round 2.
Webcast on February 29, 2012

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on February 29, 2012

Merit's management gave an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project, including construction progress, construction permits, estimated completion dates for several communities, the new REACH-3MC web site, and information on how to get connected.
Webcast on August 17, 2011

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on August 17, 2011

Merit's management gave an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project, including program management, construction and implemntation timeline, project communication, and information on how to get connected.
Webcast on January 19, 2011

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on January 19, 2011

Merit's management gave an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project, including environmental assessments, RFP contract awards, the first fiber pulled in Manistee, and more.
Webcast on September 22, 2010

REACH-3MC Update Webcast on September 22, 2010

Provided an update on Merit's REACH-3MC project, including progress on permitting, environmental assessments and other details.
Webcast on  August 24, 2010

Stimulus Grants Announcement Event on August 24, 2010

An announcement of ARRA Round II grant funding for project proposed by Merit Network, Michigan State University and Bloomingdale Communications. The following speakers participated in the event:
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm, Governor for the State of Michigan

  • Representative John D. Dingell, Dean of the House of Representatives, 15th Congressional District of Michigan

  • Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

  • Dr. Donald Welch, President and CEO, Merit Network, Inc.

  • Pamela Whitten, Dean of the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Kurt Demaagd, Assistant Professor, Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University

  • Mark Bahnson, General Manager, Bloomingdale Communications, Inc.

  • Roger Rehm, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Central Michigan University, Co-Chair of Merit Network Board of Directors

  • Walter Milligan, Merit Network Board of Directors, Chief Information Officer, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Webcast on  April 1, 2010

Webcast on April 1, 2010

Update on Merit's REACH-3MC ARRA Round I activities and details on Merit's Round II application.
Webcast on January 25, 2010

Webcast on January 25, 2010

Provides an update on REACH-3MC Project and an
introduction to new REACH-3MC ARRA web site.









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