NMU officials: Broadband project can be national model
By RALPH ANSAMI
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University officials believe the effort to provide broadband internet access to rural communities across the Upper Peninsula could become a national model.
"Michigan and the U.P. can lead the way," NMU President Fritz Erickson said of the plan for the university to build an Educational Access Network across the U.P. over the next two years.
NMU will receive a $6.5 million Investment Fund Award from the Michigan Strategic Fund, matched by $3.2 million from the university.
The broadband plans were outlined to the Gogebi...