WHAT IS THE ALLIANCE?
The Citizens Alliance for Better Broadband is intended to be a community-wide initiative to invest in our future and make a tangible difference towards Broadband in Victor Township. The greater the participation, the more awareness we can spread, the greater the chance for making fiber a reality. We need your help. Join the Community Citizens Alliance today!Join the Alliance
Why should people join the alliance?
Bringing Affordable, Reliable, and Future Proof Internet to rural communities is important now more than ever before. The lack of quality Broadband places our community at a significant disadvantage for our family’s growth and quality of life.
Current and future generations will be left behind if we are without high speed broadband service that provides us access to health care, schools and education, telework and new business opportunities
Our commercial and agricultural businesses continue to rely more and more on advanced cloud-based systems, global supply chains and (IOT) Internet of Things.
Fiber Broadband is uniquely built to serve all of our needs today with the capacity to serve all of the growing needs of tomorrow. Having limitless Broadband, can create endless opportunities for the entire community and surrounding areas.
- Expand the economy and create jobs
- Putting local business on a global scale
- Remote work - work where you live
- Open educational opportunities - improve
- K12 and Higher learning
- Provide broader access to health care - access to telehealth and quality healthcare
- Promote the community and events
- Promote local businesses
- Promote the schools
- Stay in touch
- Real-time news and communication
- Real-time access to vital information such as crop prices and weather forecasts
STELLAR Broadband involved?
Richard Laing, Co-Founder, and President of STELLAR Broadband lives with his wife and two children in Victor Township.
When the pandemic hit, it became nearly impossible for a small family to work and school from home. My wife and I were already frustrated with the lack of reliable broadband, and the options available within our community. It’s no longer acceptable to live in an unserved area when reliable Internet has become a way of life. Only before was it a hindrance…after the pandemic, it was a disaster! I have been developing residential communities with Fiber Internet at STELLAR Broadband for the past 20 years. I have the ability to make a difference in our Township’s future and I want to help. Let’s do this together!
THE CONNECTED IMPACT
30-40% of the nation's workforce may not return to working full-time in the office and require a fast and reliable connectivity at home.
Broadband is key for accessing products, food, heating, electricity and other services as well as news, weather and general information.
Students who lack broadband access perform lower in terms of digital literacy skills, homework completion, and GPA. Broadband enables online educational opportunities.
Rural broadband access supports agribusiness and precision agriculture technology.
Health outcomes increase through access to tele-health and health care services.
THE FIBER IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
FIBER TO THE HOME
Nearly 70% of Michigan is Considered Rural
Access to and use of the internet has become an integral
component of everyday life in the 21st century.
At least 380,000 homes in Michigan lack access to broadband.
This equates to 27% of households in the state with school-age children.