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The Dynamic Needs of High-End Firewall Protection for the Detroit Public Library

The Dynamic Needs of High-End Firewall Protection for the Detroit Public Library

Victor Ibegbu Assistant Director for Information Systems Detroit Public Library

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2019 International Cyber Exercise – Estonia Wins!

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

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OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL CYBERCHIEFS A​ WINS GOVERNOR’S HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL CYBERCHIEFS A​ WINS GOVERNOR’S HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE

OKEMOS HIGH SCHOOL CYBERCHIEFS A​ WINS GOVERNOR'S HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE DETROIT. October 28, 2019…

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The Michigan Census: Everyone Counts. Everyone Wins!

The Michigan Census: Everyone Counts. Everyone Wins!

It's critical for community anchor institutions to encourage all Michiganders to participate in the 2020…

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“Michigan Moonshot” seeks to reduce rural academic disparity by expanding broadband access

More than 380,000 Michigan households with K-12 students lack access to broadband internet. That's according…

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Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge Round 1 Top 10 Teams Announced!

GOVERNOR'S HIGH SCHOOL CYBER CHALLENGE Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has…

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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 & New 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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