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Governor Whitmer announces partnership to bring high-speed internet to more Michiganders

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 16:06:20-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the state is working with Connected Nation Michigan to provide high-speed internet access to more Michiganders.

The governor’s office says Connected Nation Michigan will head a project that will use $5.2 million provided by the CARES Act to determine service gaps and offer a clear plan to address internet deficiency.

“In today’s society, the fastest way to create an even playing field and grow our economy is through affordable access to high-speed internet,” says  Governor Whitmer. “This critical service is not a luxury – it is a necessity. Today’s announcement will help us chart out how to efficiently expand high-speed internet access in communities across our state.”

Last year, the governor signed an executive directive to create the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to ensure all homes and businesses have reliable and affordable high-speed internet access.

READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer signs directive establishing the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office

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