Wednesday, March 29, 2017

State Rep. Dianda praises $6.5 million grant to NMU for broadband service to entire U.P.

LANSING -- The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved an Investment Fund Award for $6.5 million to Northern Michigan University (NMU) to bring high-speed broadband service to the entire Upper Peninsula. Scott Dianda, 110th District State Representative, said he is excited about the award.

"This is great news for the communities in House District 110 that have long struggled without high-speed broadband service," Dianda said. "This means entrepreneurs can live here and run their online businesses, and people can finally choose to stay in the U.P. or realize their dream of moving to U.P. We have affordable and move-in ready homes and commercial properties available right now. The availability of high-speed broadband will be a game changer for communities across the U.P."

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) was created by Michigan P.A. 270 of 1984 and has broad authority to promote economic development and create jobs. Click here to access their Web site.

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