What does my 3% provide?

  • The ultimate goal of the EUP Connect Collaborative is to create a twenty-first century broadband infrastructure throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula to provide cyber security protection for all residents, businesses, utilities, governmental units, and institutions.

    • 1 GBps fixed broadband to the premise of every e911 service address in each of the three counties by 2025
    • 25/3 Mbps minimum mobile broadband coverage of all geographic square miles in each of the three counties by 2025

    Services you can expect for your 3% allocation

    • The advantage of pooled resources from all EUP Counties and Townships
    • Technology experts from the EUPISD who will oversee the project for the entire three county area
    • Cost analysis from “curbside” to source
    • Frequent updates on the status the project
    • Instruction on Master Plan Language to ensure your organization is in compliance to receive any additional funds
    • Area-wide leverage to make sure everyone in your area (County, Township, School, Business, Tribe, Midical Facility, Private Residence) gets access to broadband
    • The advantage of fundraising via philanthropic organizations and community service agencies
    • The benefit of grant writing assistance
    • The benefit of knowing that highly qualified people are looking out for the best interests of all
    • Access to educational programs that ensure high quality service to all communities
    • Representation on the EUP Connect Collaborative Board
    • A “Guard Dog” team that will keep each competitor for local service honest
    • Continuous collection and sharing of data to measure progress toward implementation
    • Financial accountability with allocated funds
    • Assistance with marketing to your community
    • Technical assistance to your community

     

    What is not included in my 3%?

    • Free broadband services
    • Individual connection costs

     

Community Partners

Eastern Upper Peninsula Map

Community Support

  • Center for Change: a Northern MI Advocacy Group
  • Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library
  • HSC Foundation
  • Les Cheneaux Community Foundation