Lawmaker connects community to improve broadband access and adoption

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Who:
State Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart; members of Connect Michigan; local government officials; Internet service providers; health and public safety officials; representatives of area chambers of commerce, school districts and local libraries; and interested residents of Oceana, Muskegon, Newaygo and Mason counties.

What:
Internet speeds and options are improving. To build on this momentum, Hansen is hosting a meeting of key members of the community that will help implement Connect Michigan’s broadband initiative to increase access and adoption of broadband Internet for West Michigan.

When:
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Where:
Hart Middle School
300 W. Johnson St.
Hart, MI 49420

Brief:
Hansen, a member of the Senate Economic Development Committee, is hosting a facilitated discussion to improve Internet access and the adoption of broadband Internet in West Michigan. Bringing together key community leaders will accelerate the availability and use of broadband technology toward creating a better business environment, more effective community and economic development, improved health care, enhanced education and more efficient government.

The discussion will be facilitated by Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of Connected Nation that operates as a non-profit organization to support Michigan’s reinvention and technological transformation.

If you would be interested in joining Hansen at this discussion, please contact his office at 517-373-1635. Feel free to pass this invitation on to any other interested individuals.

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