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Upgraded internet service coming to two Tuscola communities
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:23 EDT
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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced an additional $15.3 million in funding for internet service were awarded through the Connecting Michigan Communities grant program.
The grant funds will support 20 projects across the state that will bring service to 6,700 locations and is projected to have an annual economic benefit of as much as $12.4 million.
Among those awarded grant money for internet service upgrades was Air Advantage of Frankenmuth.
The internet company was awarded $145,077 for their Akron project, which has an estimated cost of $292,127.
And, Air Advantage was awarded $160,464 for the internet project in Deford. The estimated cost of that project is $321,571.
The two projects will do fiber to the home (FTTH) Deford and Akron, and also fiber optic.
In each project it will bring 1 gigabit service to those communities.
Air Advantage already has fiber optic service going into the tower that is on the Tuscola County Road Commission garage in Deford. That equipment will be updated as part of the upgraded service to reach more residents in the area.
Those two projects will help bring greater broadband service to those rural communities that are severely underserved.