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FCC orders ISPs to supply accurate broadband coverage maps

Internet service providers will have to provide the Federal Communications Commission with detailed geospatial maps of…

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Pai: FCC Must Crowdsource Broadband Map

The FCC wants to crowdsource its often-criticized map of broadband availability across the US to…

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The Homework Gap

There are numerous studies and also mountains of anecdotal evidence from teachers that students without…

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Digital Damnation

Featured in photo (from left to right): Joe Sawasky, Dr. Johannes Bauer, Lt. Gov. Garlin…

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Read URC Michigan’s 11th Annual Economic Impact Report

URC Michigan released their 11th Annual Economic Impact Report Read the Report

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Digital Inclusion: #FixTheDamnInternet for Michigan Students

An estimated 27% of students lack access to broadband in their homes. To spur discussion…

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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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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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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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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 ANN ARBOR, MI. April 24,…

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Microsoft Says the FCC ‘Overstates’ Broadband Availability in the US

You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand, and America has no idea just how…

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Speedtest Comparison: Ookla, NDT, NetFlix, HTML, iPerf

If you have a few years’ experience in network troubleshooting, you know that when you…

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Read the American Broadband Initiative February Milestones Report

This report outlines a vision for how the Federal Government can increase broadband access and…

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Getting broadband to the ‘last mile’ a goal with no clear path

People broadly support the concept of “last mile” internet connections, which would help digital have-nots…

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NTIA Partners with 8 States on Improvements to Broadband Availability Map

The NTIA is collaborating with 8 states to improve broadband access maps and help policy…

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Michigan Lame Duck Legislature: Lip Service on Rural Broadband Investment

“Big cable and telecom lobbyists managed to locate a legislative vehicle for the components of…

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The Government is Using the Wrong Data to Make Crucial Decisions About the Internet

The U.S. government is currently using inaccurate broadband data to make crucial decisions about internet…

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We Need a National Rural Broadband Plan

A federal rural telecommunications access plan is needed to address the underserved rural communities lacking…

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Access to high-speed internet in America is leading to a digital divide

Michigan’s digital divide affects more than 360,000 homes, leading to socioeconomic barriers that limit opportunities…

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