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Mason County Sets Broadband Initiative

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Broadband Committee has partnered with the community engagement program of the nonprofit Connected Nation to develop a plan to improve access to high speed Internet in the county.

The initial step to developing a comprehensive, county-oriented plan will consist of a short survey for agriculture producers, business organizations and owners, healthcare facilities, schools, and residents. This will help the broadband committee members understand the unique needs in Mason County.

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California High-Speed Data Provider Expands Into Michigan

SOUTHFIELD — Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane Electric announced it had established a network Point of Presence (PoP) at the Southfield data center of 123Net.

The company said it was its first PoP in Michigan.

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Rocket Fiber Now Offering $70-A-Month Gigabit Internet

DETROIT — In a way, it was appropriate: On a day when 50-mph wind gusts tore through Michigan, Detroit-based Rocket Fiber announced residential and business internet speeds that will blow you away.

Rocket, another Rock Ventures startup, is now offering a 1-gigabit-per-second residential connection for just $70 a month. A 10-gigabit-per-second home service is available for $299. And speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second are available for businesses, with the deals custom priced.

For those keeping score, the average home broadband connection is about 10 megabits per second. The $70-a-month plan is 100 times faster than that; the $299 plan, 1,000 times faster.

“This takes the internet out of the innovation equation,” Rocket Fiber co-founder and CEO Marc Hudson said. “For everything you do, the internet is the bottleneck. At these speeds, it’s no longer a bottleneck.”

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AT&T Expands 75-Megabyte Internet Service In Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced this week that its High Speed Internet 75 service has been expanded to the Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Saginaw markets.

The telecom giant said introductory prices start as low as $39.95 a month for the high-speed service when bundled wtih AT&T’s U-verse TV or voice services.

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AT&T Rolls Out More U-Verse High Speed Service Areas

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced that its U-verse high-speed internet, TV and voice services are now available at 5,900 more cusotmer locations in and around Detroit.

The installations, which occurred in July, were part of a national effort adding 187,000 new locations for U-verse around the country.

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