Michigan Set to Expand High-Speed Internet

Jul 7, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Michigan is receiving $1.5 billion in federal funds, allowing the state to expand high-speed internet access to over 200,000 residents.

Key Points:

    • Michigan is the 4th highest recipient of funding through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program.
    • Under the program, each state receives a minimum of $100 million, with the remaining funds allocated based on the number of locations currently underserved.

Next Steps:

    • The Michigan High Speed Internet Office will finish the required 5-Year Action Plan for the program, setting the vision, goals, and priorities for the implementation of the funds.
    • Following the plan, the office will develop the initial proposal, defining the subgrant process deploying funding to achieve the universal availability of high-speed internet across the state.

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