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NMU representatives explain UP broadband expansion plans

 

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

DON SALO, of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, on Wednesday holds an outdoor receiving device that allows Upper Peninsula residents to receive broadband services. The device costs around $200.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - Two weeks ago, Northern Michigan University in Marquette announced it had received a $6.5 million grant to provide educational broadband services to the entire Upper Peninsula.

On Wednesday, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners learned how the Educational Access Network of NMU will provide Internet services to the western U.P.

Eric Smith and Don Salo of NMU addressed the board and answered questions throughout a 45-minute presentation.

The grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will allow students to access clas...



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