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Thursday, April, 24, 2014Ogemaw County To Host Tech Summit

The Ogemaw County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is partnering with Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium, the Ogemaw County Technology Planning Team, Connect Michigan, Northern Transformation, and the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce to host the Ogemaw County Tech Summit on Wednesday, May 7th at 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI.“We have an outstanding presentation schedule for this event. There is truly something for everyone,” said Mandi Chasey, Director of the Ogemaw County EDC. The event is free to attend. Guests are welcome to attend the entire event or choose which sessions are of interest to them.Scheduled presentations...

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Wednesday, April, 23, 2014Residential Broadband Adoption in Ohio Surpasses National Average

View the interactive widgetConnect Ohio has released new data showing that broadband adoption in Ohio surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2011. Broadband adoption in rural Appalachian Ohio increased to 63% in 2013, a 10 percentage point increase from 2012.According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 4 percentage point increase since 2012.“Connect Ohio is pleased to see that Ohio remains above the national average in broadband adoption; however, it’s concerning that the most vulnerable parts of our...

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