Have you been told you can't receive Internet service?
Do you believe your Internet speeds are slower than they should be?
In preparation of the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) grant process, the Michigan High Speed Internet Office will conduct a statewide Mapping Challenge beginning sometime in January-March that will run for 90 days. This process will determine what households are served, unserved and underserved. Only households meeting the criteria of unserved or underserved are eligible for BEAD funding, so it is important that the information on the map is correct.
To make the challenge process easier, Calhoun is collaborating with Merit Network, a Michigan leader in networking, security, and internet technologies, to offer a speed challenge that can be added to your computer to make it easy to capture the three days’ worth of data. Residents will be asked to check their internet availability, run speed tests, and submit their results, which will help us understand whether rural homes are actually receiving “served” broadband options.
We will communicate more information about the challenge when it comes available.
New Digital Resource Page
The Digital Equity Subcommittee has compiled a collection of digital resources, such as public computer access, public Wi-Fi locations, printing services, and various other amenities for public use.
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Broadband Task Force Updates here