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Michigan State University and Merit Network's ‘MOON-Light’ program awarded $10.5 million

June 28, 2022 - Michigan State University and Merit Network's MOON-Light program are joint recipients of a groundbreaking $10.5 million National Telecommunications and Information Administration, NTIA, Broadband Infrastructure Program Grant.

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High-speed internet heading to rural Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -Faster internet will soon spread across the state. Millions of dollars in grant money will go toward Michigan State University’s collaboration.

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Governor Whitmer Invests to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to 781 Homes and Businesses

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would invest an additional $3.3 million in funding to bring high-speed internet access to more residents, homes, and small businesses across the state.

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Biden-Harris Administration Launches $45 Billion Internet for All

May 13, 2022 - Biden-Harris Administration Launches $45 Billion “Internet for All” Initiative to Bring Affordable, Reliable High-Speed Internet to Everyone in America.

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Holland is taking its public fiber project to voters.

Apr 26, 2022 - City of Holland voters will decide in August whether to support building a municipal-owned fiber optic network capable of providing high speed internet throughout the city.

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Michigan on cusp of major broadband expansion to areas of state with little access

Apr 21, 2022 - Every resident in the state could have access to broadband, or high speed internet, in the near future, thanks to federal funds coming Michigan's way.

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STELLAR Broadband Launches Postcard Campaign to Victor Township for Rural Broadband Initiative

Mar. 29, 2022 - After the launch of our direct mail campaign, Fiber Victor is up to 63 alliance members and growing.

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States must act quickly, thoughtfully to bridge the digital divide

Mar. 23, 2022 - An alarming number of people in America are cut off from opportunities afforded to the rest of us who have internet access.

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Remote work brings families together in rural Michigan

Mar. 23, 2022 - Home is where family is: Remote work brings families back together in rural Michigan

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Multigigabit Internet Is on the Rise: Which ISPs Have It and Do You Need It?

March 10, 2022 - Multigigabit internet plans are like high-powered sports cars. They're impressive, but will the average person ever use them to their full potential, if they can afford them in the first place? Probably not.

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Bath Township seeking to improve internet quality with survey

Feb. 28, 2022 - BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Bath Township is seeking help from the community to improve the quality of internet service in the area.

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US Senator Gary Peters toured STELLAR Broadband in East Lansing

Feb 17, 2022 - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) toured STELLAR Broadband in East Lansing today to highlight how the bipartisan bill.

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Life-changing high-speed internet coming to rural Muskegon

Dec. 17, 2021 - An expansion of a fiber network will improve internet connectivity to rural areas of Muskegon and Oceana counties.

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Sen. Grassley introduces new broadband bill-- "Assisting Broadband Connectivity Act"

Jul. 14, 2021 - Senator Chuck Grassley introduced a rural broadband bill that has bipartisan support. He worked with Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar on the "Assisting Broadband Connectivity…

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Rural Broadband: Victor Township & STELLAR Broadband Team Up

August 17, 2021 - Today, Victor Township, Michigan in partnership with STELLAR Broadband, submitted an application with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)...

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As the infrastructure bill becomes law, what does it mean for broadband access?

Nov. 15, 2021 - The $1 trillion infrastructure package goes beyond money for bridges and roads. It also includes around $65 billion for a different type of infrastructure: broadband internet.

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Lack of broadband access is a barrier to health care – and Michigan is aiming to eliminate it

Nov. 4, 2021 - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, health care shifted to online modalities practically overnight — and with admirable outcomes. Telehealth helped Michiganders access needed care…

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More than $1B in USDA funds available for rural broadband expansion

Oct. 25, 2021 - Slow internet. Or in some cases, no internet access at all. It’s a problem that’s all to familiar to rural Americans who are anxiously awaiting many promised broadband expansion…

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