Need Internet Access?
Connect Michigan, a non-profit organization that partners with the Michigan Public Service Commission, estimates that 10% of the United Methodist churches in West Michigan are located in areas under-served by broadband. Broadband refers to physical connections to high-speed internet infrastructure. Connect Michigan’s tasks is to facilitate the expansion of broadband throughout the state of Michigan. If your church is having trouble getting connected or would like to find a broadband provider, an interactive map is available.” Click here for map.
A variety of resources are provided by Connect Michigan. Take advantage of their free training portal, “Every Community Online,” aimed at enhancing technology skills. Find it here. Churches interested in purchasing low-cost refurbished computers can call Eric Frederick, program manager for Connect Michigan at 517-994-8024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.