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Markkanen supports plan to streamline rural broadband expansion

LANSING — State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, voted in favor of a plan his office said would help efforts to expand rural access to high-speed broadband internet in the Upper Peninsula Wednesday.

“Families and businesses across the Upper Peninsula need access to secure, reliable and affordable internet service,” Markkanen said in a statement. “The world today revolves around technology, and high-speed internet connection has become essential for everyday life. Expanding internet access to underserved areas will help students complete schoolwork, families connect to loved ones and...

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