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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Merit Network Fiber Optic Cable Coming to Rogers City

The Federal Department of Communications has awarded Merit Network approximately

$69.6 million to build affordable middle-mile broadband service in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

and Lower Northern Peninsula, with additional connections to research and educational networks

in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  The project plans to directly connect 61 community institutions

to broadband. As many as 1.8 million people stand to benefit as do 49,000 businesses.  In addition

to the jobs this project will create, it will provide a foundation for economic growth and job

creation for decades to come.  Merit's plan includes cable to Rogers City along with Posen,

Hawks, and Onaway.  The cost of Merit's cable service is unknown at this time.

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