Displaying items tagged: broadband

Thursday, 16 March 2023 13:58

Ottawa County explores $27M public-private partnership to deploy broadband countywide

Ottawa County would extend broadband internet service to unserved and underserved areas of the county through a $27 million public-private partnership with a southeast Michigan firm.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 04 May 2022 17:10

$25K grant to bolster Hispanic Center of Western Michigan’s digital equity efforts

With a rapidly growing number of workplace tasks expected to go digital in the next decade, developing digital skills is key to creating economic opportunities and reducing vulnerability to unemployment. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 15 March 2022 15:53

MiBiz on WGVU: Bridging the ‘digital divide,’ health care worker shortage, health insurance revenue

MiBiz Senior Writer Mark Sanchez appears on WGVU to discuss efforts to boost broadband internet access in West Michigan, federal funding being deployed to attract health care workers, and how major health insurers will start to factor COVID-19 costs into future rates.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:27

Ottawa County selects nonprofit vendor in first phase of broadband internet assessment

WEST OLIVE — Ottawa County has hired an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit research organization owned by Michigan public universities to analyze local broadband internet service, identify gaps and recommend potential cures.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 05 April 2021 13:56

AT&T to provide 8 West Michigan schools with free wireless internet hotspots

Eight West Michigan schools will receive free wireless internet hotspots to help bridge connectivity gaps for vulnerable students, officials with AT&T and a national and statewide nonprofit announced Monday.

Published in Economic Development