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Thursday, February, 26, 2015Marquette County, MI Becomes First Certified Connected Community in the Upper Peninsula

Gathering to celebrate Marquette County’s Connected community certification on February 13, 2015, from left are: Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Caralee Swanberg, director of business development for the Lake Superior Community Partnership; Thyra Karlstrom, Marquette County senior planner; and Robert Eslinger, director of Northern Michigan University’s Center for Rural Community and Economic Development.Marquette County is now the first certified Connected community in the Upper Peninsula and the 11th in the Michigan. The Marquette County Broadband Initiative (MCBI) team worked with Connect Michigan...

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Thursday, February, 26, 2015Fayette County, TX Becomes Certified Connected Community

From left: Becky Garlick, director Blinn CC Schulenburg Campus; Ed Janecka, county judge executive; Don Shirley, executive director of Connected Texas; and Scott Byler, City of LaGrange economic development celebrate Fayette County’s Connected community certification. On February 19, 2015, Fayette County became the 3rd county in Texas to achieve the designation of certified Connected community. Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka and the Fayette County Broadband Team joined Connected Texas to recognize Fayette County as a certified Connected community and release its Technology Action Plan.Fayette County has been working with Connected Texas...

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