Crawford County recognized for planning for broadband communication

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:55 AM EDT

Antennas on existing towers and tall structures, medium sized towers and more fiber optic cable could be coming to Crawford County to enhance access to broadband technology to assist with economic development, tourism and personal use.

Connect Michigan recognized Crawford County last week as a connected community for adopting a technology plan for increased access to broadband communication. The county was the 14th in the State of Michigan and 50th in the nation to obtain the certification.

As the designated entity for broadband mapping and planning in the state of Michigan, Connect Michigan is a public-private partnership formed between the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Connected Nation to work with local governments, businesses and citizens with the goal of increasing broadband service in the state’s underserved areas.

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