The Michigan Broadband Cooperative is pleased to share info about bi-partisan House Bill 4162 to improve broadband access in unserved parts of Michigan. This bill would provide an important tool for townships who are partially served by broadband, but have areas that are too rural to get coverage from traditional service providers. Use of special assessment districts would allow infrastructure builds in these areas to be funded by the residents who would specifically benefit from the network, which could then be operated through public-private partnerships. To read more click here
Lack of high-speed Internet in rural Michigan spurs new legislation
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…and the bill still sits “In Committee” since the day it was introduced. It is coming up on one calendar year since this bill was introduced.