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Pilot project is using iPad technology to assist Secretary of State customers

Secretary of State branches are piloting a new tool to better serve customers: iPads. In order to improve customer service, the tablets have been introduced alongside the MI-TIME Line systems at the Clinton Township SUPER!Center and Flint Area SUPER!Center. The iPads were implemented on Feb. 13 and can be used by branch staff to log customers […]

Save the Date: 2014 North American International Cyber Summit Scheduled for November 17th

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) will host Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2014 North American International Cyber Summit this fall. The event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17 at the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit. “This is an event you won’t want to miss, so save the date for the […]

State of Michigan Looking for Citizen Input to Improve Websites, Applications

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) is looking for citizens interested in volunteering to participate in usability studies to help improve state websites and applications. “We’re looking for all types of users, we need a range of expert users to novice users,” said Yvonne Morrison, service manager of the User […]

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit Welcomes New Commander

DETROIT – Lt. Col. Michael Sellers assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, in a Change of Command ceremony rich with symbolism and heritage held today, Thursday, July 10. As District Engineer, Sellers, along with the District’s almost 400 employees, oversees a more than $80 million program. “As part of the […]

Michiganders Making Gains in Access to Higher Broadband Speed Tiers

Lansing, MI – New research released today by Connect Michigan shows that 83.4% of Michigan households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 100 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload, a 60 percentage point increase in availability at this speed tier combination since October 2011. “Broadband availability continues to increase across Michigan,” said Eric Frederick, […]

Macmaster Issues Statement Following Senate’S Inability To Pass Plan To Fix Michigan’s Roads

LANSING, MI – State Representative Greg MacMaster (R-Kewadin) issued the following statement on the State Senate’s recessing for the summer without passing a plan to fix Michigan’s roads. MacMaster has authored a reform plan that would allocate over $1 billion to fix Michigan’s roads — without raising taxes. Other legislators have also suggested reforms to […]

Residential Broadband Adoption in Michigan Surpasses National Average

Lansing, MI – Connect Michigan today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Michigan surpasses the national average, with 79% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 67% in 2010. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 4 percentage point […]

Connect Michigan Survey Shows Online Sales Generate $28 Billion Annually for Michigan Businesses

Survey shows how broadband benefits Michigan’s economy; 25% adoption gap remains Lansing, MI – Today, Connect Michigan released results from its 2013 Business Technology Survey that detail the key role broadband plays in business performance and the implications for a continuing economic recovery. The survey reveals that Michigan businesses earn an estimated $28 billion annually […]

Clare County: Certified in Connected Community Engagement Program

Harrison, MI – Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Clare County for achieving certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Results from a community technology assessment undertaken by the county, along with strategies for broadband expansion, were released today at the Clare County courthouse in Harrison, MI. “It is truly exciting for residents, businesses, […]

State Government Receives Technology Awards

Out of a field of more than 120 entries, the State of Michigan received two first-place awards for excellence in information technology from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) at its annual awards ceremony in Philadelphia Monday. “I’m pleased to see Michigan recognized once again as a leader in information technology,” said […]

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