Calhoun County Broadband Task Force

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The Calhoun County Broadband Task Force joins organizations nationwide in promoting the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The goal is to increase enrollment in the federal program, which reduces internet bills by $30/month and provides a $100 credit for devices for eligible households.

In a Calhoun County broadband report released earlier this year, it was identified that 34 percent of households, approximately 18,000, are eligible for the benefit but only 27 percent of those are enrolled, just over 5,000. Since then as of June 2023, ACP enrollment in Calhoun has reached 11,285 households enrolled! Help us spread the word to increase enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program! Click here for a press release sent June 14 with information about applying, especially for those without access to a computer.

How to apply:
If you don't know where to get started, can take you step by step through the process. is a virtual mobile assistant that simplifies the ACP enrollment process and provides access to real-time support. It helps households:

  • Check their eligibility.
  • Determine the easiest way to qualify.
  • Identify the documents needed when applying.
  • Find “free with ACP” broadband plans available at their address.
Or apply directly at on the federal website

Community Organization Resources:  
If you are an organization, especially one that works with eligible populations, and want to participate in promoting ACP, there are many resources available. State resources for can be found here, Website graphic  |  Postcard  |  Social Graphic.  The federal program website has promotional materials here.

With your help, we can meet our goal of connecting more Calhoun residents with reliable, high-speed internet.

Sign up for Calhoun County Broadband Task Force Updates here

The Calhoun County Broadband Task Force will pursue the provision of internet services to all residents and businesses at a reasonable cost, recognizing that high speed internet promotes economic development, quality of life, housing development, village/city infrastructure and access to healthcare and education. The Task Force is made up of various sectors and stakeholders and will first collect data about access before tackling feasibility and then implementation.

Task Force Membership:
Michael "Mac" MacCullough, Willard Library
County Commissioner Tommy Miller
County Commissioner Monique French
Angela Myers, Battle Creek Community Foundation
Kathy Szenda-Wilson, BC Pulse
Lee Adams, Southcentral Michigan Planning Commission
Marc Newman, Albion College
Sonja Elder, Grace Health
Dr. Paul Watson, Kellogg Community College
Lorie Upright, Calhoun County Intermediate School District
Paulette Porter, CareWell Services
Barry Skutt Jr., Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe
Art Kale, Village of Homer
Jeff Albaugh, Marshall Township
Mike Nofs, City of Battle Creek
Derek Perry, City of Marshall
Haley Snyder, City of Albion
Robert Stahelin, Calhoun Count Consolidated Dispatch Authority
Jim Haadsma, State Representative, 44th District
Paul Egnatuk, Staff of State Representative Jim Haadsma
Angela Semifero, Marshall District Library

Staff Support
Kelli Scott, Calhoun County Administrator/Controller
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Director
Lynn Meikle, Calhoun County Communications Coordinator

Four strategic areas for the Calhoun County Broadband Task Force: 

Questions about this initiative can also be sent to

Broadband Task Force Meeting Schedule & Agendas

Task Force Updates

FCC Internet Map Challenge Information

Calhoun County Broadband Reports

Broadband Articles