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Merit provides solutions for the specific needs of your organization, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. A 100% Michigan-based nonprofit organization since 1966, Merit is the trusted provider for education, government, health care, libraries and nonprofit organizations. Merit provides shared IT resources, professional development courses and cybersecurity certifications via the Michigan Cyber Range.

We will continue to assist our higher education, K-12, library, government, healthcare and public sector members by providing networking, security and educational services that uphold free expression, promote positive learning opportunities, facilitate economic development and grow their individual organizations – for the next fifty years and beyond.


Student At Library

“We support multiple locations in two counties from a main server site in Muskegon.  The recent partnership with Merit to bring fiber to that location has increased our capacity to support our offsite locations.”

Susan Dennison
Pioneer Resources

“The City of Manistee recently switched to MERIT fiber for its internet connectivity needs to increase reliability and reduce downtime.  Since going live, we have had zero interruptions in service and the transition has been seamless to our users.”

Edward Bradford
City of Manistee

“At every turn, Merit has demonstrated its commitment to community-building and collaboration. In the Mid-Michigan region, Merit has gone where commercial companies haven’t seen value, helping schools to build collaborations between each other, universities, colleges, counties, hospitals and libraries.”

Matt McMahon
Gratiot-Isabella RESD

“As the first client for their Managed Firewall service, we have seen their technical chops up close and are consistently amazed by their level of service and willingness to listen to their members for product improvement suggestions.”

Chris Blackstone
Spring Arbor University

“having merit as a partner gives us an opportunity to leverage the power of the collective and to do more than what our limited staff might be able to do on their own.”

roger rehm
central michigan university