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Merit’s Network and Esports: How Do We Stack Up?

Merit’s Network and Esports: How Do We Stack Up?

Gaming performance is critical for any successful esports event. Winning or losing a round,  a…

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A Suite Deal – 5 Security Quick Wins & 40% off Newly Developed Data & IT Security Consulting Packages

Kevin Hayes, CISSP, CISM, Interim VP of Research & Cybersecurity, Chief Information Security Officer

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Q&A: Theresa Rowe, CIO at Oakland University, Announces Retirement

Q&A: Theresa Rowe, CIO at Oakland University, Announces Retirement

Theresa Rowe, CIO at Oakland University and long-standing Merit Board member, has announced her pending…

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Want Next Generation Precision Agriculture? You’ll Need Rural Broadband.

The USDA has been investing in rural telecommunications infrastructure for decades. But approximately 80 percent…

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A New Merit Member Portal?

A New Merit Member Portal?

Q & A with Michael Thompson, Merit’s Senior Software Developer Michael Thompson is a Senior…

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Merit Member Conference 2019 Presents a Trio of Awards to Michigan Community Driven Leaders

Merit Member Conference 2019 Presents a Trio of Awards to Michigan Community Driven Leaders

On May 8th and 9th, the Merit Member Conference, Voyage to the Future, offered informative…

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Breaking Down The Digital Divide For Michigan’s Students

More than 360,000 homes in Michigan and 27% of K-12 students lack access to broadband…

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WHY DOES SO MUCH OF MICHIGAN LACK BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS?

Like many states, much of Michigan lacks access to broadband internet. Research and Education Networks…

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Want Next Generation Precision Agriculture? You’ll Need Rural Broadband.

The USDA has been investing in rural telecommunications infrastructure for decades. But approximately 80 percent of the…

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Many educational technology vendors take broadband access as a given in modern classrooms. Will this assumption help build increasing demand for high-speed connectivity?

Once again this March, the South by Southwest organization held its four-day conference on all…

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A broadband agenda for the (eventual) infrastructure bill

While I’m pessimistic about the near-term prospects for any infrastructure package, I’m hopeful Congress will…

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The companies responsible for delivering access to information in rural America are blocking access to information.

Last week was a big one for rural broadband. On Tuesday, the nearly trillion-dollar farm…

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VETERANS CAN NOW USE G.I. BILL BENEFITS TOWARD CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS AT PINCKNEY CYBER HUB

ANN ARBOR, MI. May 9, 2019 – For the first time, U.S. veterans can now…

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Want Next Generation Precision Agriculture? You’ll Need Rural Broadband.

On April 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights…

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ISD part of team helping with rural internet research

Students throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula will help researchers learn more about rural internet coverage…

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Social Return Accounting Researchers at an Australian university propose a new way to measure the social benefits of broadband. Download below to view.

Communities that consider investing in broadband through municipal networks, public-private partnerships or subsidies to private…

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Newest Cyber Range Hub located NMU University

  Marquette, Mich. – At Northern Michigan University, Merit Network and the Michigan Defense Center…

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Improvements to Broadband Availability Map

NTIA announced on February 12 that it was partnering with eight geographically diverse states to…

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Congress Wants to Fund WiFi on School Buses

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) is introducing legislation to make changes to the Federal Communications Commission's…

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NTIA American Broadband Initiatives Milestone Report

NTIA released its American Broadband Initiatives milestone report in February which focuses on strategies for…

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Senator Murray introduces the “Digital Equity Act of 2019”

Senator Murray (D-WA) introduced the “Digital Equity Act of 2019” to help close the digital…

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Group evaluates broadband connectivity for students through surveys

Read UpNorthLive's article about Merit's Moonshot program. Read More

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School Districts Chosen to Pilot Michigan Moonshot Data Collection Project

School Districts Chosen to Pilot Michigan Moonshot Data Collection Project

School Districts Chosen to Pilot Michigan Moonshot Data Collection Project ANN ARBOR, MI. April 24,…

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Merit Network Sponsors Gamers for Giving

Merit Network Sponsors Gamers for Giving

Annual Tournament Supports Hospitalized Kids Merit Network is pleased once again to have provided reliable,…

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International Cyber Exercise Spans Eleven Time Zones

International Cyber Exercise Spans Eleven Time Zones

Troy, Michigan -  The Michigan National Guard and the Michigan Cyber Range hosted an International…

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Merit Spotlight: Charlotte Bewersdorff

Merit Spotlight: Charlotte Bewersdorff

Charlotte Bewersdorff, Merit’s Vice President of Member Engagement and Marketing, is leading the organization through…

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Meet Merit’s Research Scientist – Michael Kallitsis

Meet Merit’s Research Scientist – Michael Kallitsis

Merit Research Scientist Michael (“Michalis”) Kallitsis has spent his six years at Merit working on…

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Seven Countries and Seven States Compete in International Cyber Exercise Spanning Eleven Time Zones

Seven Countries and Seven States Compete in International Cyber Exercise Spanning Eleven Time Zones

November 2, 2018 Detroit, Michigan The Michigan National Guard and the Michigan Cyber Range hosted…

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CADILLAC HIGH SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

CADILLAC HIGH SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

CADILLAC HIGH SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE DETROIT. October 29, 2018 – High School…

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Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge Round 2 Top 10 Announced!

Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge Round 2 Top 10 Announced!

Round 1 of the Governor's High School Cyber Challenge has closed and we have our top 10 teams…

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Focus Group Volunteers Needed

Focus Group Volunteers Needed

Over the coming months, Merit will be exploring potential improvements to the Member Portal and…

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Meet Merit’s New CISO – Kevin Hayes

Meet Merit’s New CISO – Kevin Hayes

Merit is excited to have Kevin Hayes as our Chief Information Security Officer. We asked…

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Conserve critical budget dollars with Network Capacity Planning

Conserve critical budget dollars with Network Capacity Planning

Understanding the fundamentals of network capacity planning and traffic implications on bandwidth, contracting, budgeting, security…

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Defense Strategies for Minimizing Cyber Threats

Defense Strategies for Minimizing Cyber Threats

by Security Vitals and Merit Network Failing to evaluate digital and personnel security defenses are…

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Security Considerations – Weighing the Software Build Vs Buy Decision

Security Considerations – Weighing the Software Build Vs Buy Decision

by Merit Network Cyber crime damages are expected to exceed $6 trillion annually by 2021.¹ When…

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)/ Michigan Defense Center (MDC) Cyber Range Hub Site Qualification Process, Selection Process and Guidelines for Region’s 6 & 1

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)/ Michigan Defense Center (MDC) Cyber Range Hub Site Qualification Process, Selection Process and Guidelines for Region’s 6 & 1

  A. Background   Michigan’s Cybersecurity Initiative is the world’s first comprehensive state-level approach to…

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The Merit Advisory Council – Giving Your Organization a Voice

The Merit Advisory Council – Giving Your Organization a Voice

Merit Network’s Board of Directors is comprised of the CIOs of Michigan’s 13 public universities.…

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The Michigan Moonshot: Expanding Community Networks in Rural Michigan

The Michigan Moonshot: Expanding Community Networks in Rural Michigan

  By Joe Sawasky Why does so much of Michigan lack broadband internet access? Access…

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Merit Network Donates High-Speed Internet to Charity Event, Gamers for Giving

Merit Network Donates High-Speed Internet to Charity Event, Gamers for Giving

Merit Network is proud to announce that it is providing reliable, high-speed internet to Gamers…

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)/Michigan Defense Center (MDC) Release RFP For Cyber Range Hub Site

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)/Michigan Defense Center (MDC) Release RFP For Cyber Range Hub Site

Michigan’s Cybersecurity Initiative is the world’s first comprehensive state-level approach to cyber, improving the state’s…

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Six Countries and Ten States Compete in International Cyber Exercise Spanning Thirteen Time Zones

The Michigan National Guard and the Michigan Cyber Range hosted an International Cyber Exercise on…

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OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL WINS HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

  Teams from Cadillac and Carleton come in second and third DETROIT.   October 30,…

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AmeriNet Joins the Merit Community Supporter Program

AmeriNet Joins the Merit Community Supporter Program

We are pleased to announce that AmeriNet of Ann Arbor, Michigan has accepted our offer…

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Merit Response to Aerial Fiber Allegations

Merit Response to Aerial Fiber Allegations

  Hello: I'm writing you as Merit's President and CEO regarding negatively-cast publicity you may…

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Merit Network Releases RFP for a Community Fiber Network Project

Merit Network Releases RFP for a Community Fiber Network Project

  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit Network, Inc. has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)…

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