New Antennas Expand Internet Access for North Midland Family Center

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New antennas installed at the North Midland Family Center (NMFC) in early March have dramatically expanded internet access and speeds.

This was the first project identified by the Midland County Internet Connectivity Committee, as it was relatively inexpensive and served North Midland County, an area with lower Internet connectivity rates. The cost was covered by a grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF).

“This project was a success thanks to the collaboration of many community partners,” said Tony Stamas, President and CEO of MBA. “From all the committee members to a MACF grant, we are grateful to have so many stakeholders committed to ensuring that everyone in Midland County has access to affordable high-speed internet.”

The new antennas allow internet access not only throughout the North Midland Family Center, but also in the parking lot and other outdoor areas. This allows for a more reliable Internet connection for those accessing NMFC resources.


“Greater Midland is a Midland institution that serves as a community gathering place and provides programs and services that positively promote physical and emotional well-being at our Midland County locations,” said Terri Johnson, President and CEO. the management of Greater Midland. “We are committed to serving everyone in the community and the North Midland Family Center is an essential piece of the puzzle for Northern Midland County. We couldn’t be happier to provide them with better internet access.

The mission of the Midland County Internet Connectivity Committee is to provide high-speed Internet access in Midland County, which is essential to the development of our community. The goal is to provide all households, businesses and schools in Midland County with access to affordable, quality broadband. Beginning in North Midland County, we will work with industry experts to identify high priority areas and cost-effective measures to provide high-speed internet access to significant portions of the population, helping to bridge the divide. digital. A list of all committee members can be found on the MBA website: www.mbami.org/broadband/.

A 2021 survey gathered data from 1,438 residential broadband surveys and 44 business broadband surveys to develop a plan that addresses pain points and opportunities for Midland County’s internet needs . The committee meets regularly to determine needs. If you would like your location to be considered an area of ​​interest, please contact Tina Lynch at [email protected].

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