Michigan seeks public feedback on high-speed Internet access proposal

The proposal describes how Michigan would use $1.559 billion in BEAD Act funding to expand high-speed Internet service across the state.

LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Office of High Speed ​​Internet (MIHI) is interested in Michiganders’ feedback on Volume 1 of the Michigan Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) initial proposal.

The proposal describes how Michigan would use $1.559 billion in BEAD Act funding to expand high-speed Internet service across the state, whether in homes, businesses or community institutions.

Governor Whitmer said the funding could help more than 200,000 homes gain access to high-speed Internet.

Volume 1 of the preliminary proposal outlines the process MIHI will use to identify locations throughout the state that are eligible to receive Internet access through the BEAD program.

Unconnected Michiganders miss out on educational, health and economic opportunities. “We are working to create a more digitally equitable Michigan where everyone can use technology to improve their quality of life and ensure Michigan can compete in the global economy,” said LEO Director Susan Corbin. We want to give all Michigan residents the opportunity to comment on how the state plans to spend this historic funding.

Public comment on Volume 1 of the proposal is now open until 11:59pm on 31 October. Comments can be submitted via a web form or mailed to MIHI.

Volume 2 is expected to be released for public comment in the coming weeks.

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