MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Even with today's technology, internet access can be unreliable and difficult to find at times. But Northern Michigan University has been providing low-cost, high-speed 4G-LTE access for several years now.
The Education Access Network continues to expand across the entire Upper Peninsula.
NMU spokesperson, Derek Hall says the university has partnered with several area schools to provide internet access for not only the schools, but the rural communities across the entire U.P.
Roughly 40 of the 70 transmitters required are already up and running.
"We're not an internet service provider. We're an education service provider and we have this broadband system that allows that to happen for rural families. Rural broadband is a very, very hot topic and we're solving it in our on small corner of the world. It's growing and we're being successful and it's an exciting program," said Hall.
You can learn more about the Education Access Network by clicking here.