Press Release: Merit Network Announces Second Broadband Stimulus Award with Governor Granholm - Merit will receive $69.6 million to construct critical broadband infrastructure in Michigan's Northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas
Google Maps Mashup - Michigan's PCC locations. You can even type in your address and get directions to the nearest upgraded (or soon to be upgraded) computer center. In blue are computer centers we hope to have under round 2 - updated 04/20/2010
Strategic Partnerships for Federal Funding:
ARRA Broadband & Census 2010
The Library of Michigan, with the sponsorship of the American Library Association - Office of Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. and the support of the Library of Michigan Foundation, held a Broadband Summit on May 20, 2009. The Summit took place at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
The event was attended by nearly 200 librarians and community stakeholders such as county managers and city officials. Librarians came from across with the state including the U.P. with particularly strong representation of the upper 2/3 of the lower peninsula. The summit focused on providing information about how libraries, municipalities, businesses, hospitals and others could partner to bring broadband service to their communities.
Each summit segment is available in streaming video thanks to the Merit Network who provided some of the work as an in-kind contribution to the summit. Check out "2009 Broadband Summit" on the left. Additional thanks go to AADL productions for the video "Bandwidth or Without" also found on the Conference Sesssions page.
This site hosted as an in-kind contribution by the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC).
The Library of Michigan would like to thank the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy for their generous sponsorship of this program, in particular the close support of Carrie Lowe.
We also extend our thanks to the Library of Michigan Foundation, to the Merit Network for their partial in-kind contribution of the video of the conference and to the Michigan Library Consortium for hosting this site. Additional thanks go to AADL productions for the video "Bandwidth or Without" found on the Conference Sesssions page.