EUPConnect Overview

  • Working collectively, instead of independently, the EUPConnect Collaborative is working as a facilitator to ensure that all households in the EUP have access to broadband infrastructure which will support 1Gbps connectiivty to the internet.

    Our Vision and Mission:

    • 1 Gbps minimum fixed broadband to the premises of every e911 service address in the tri-county area, including all islands with electrical service by 2025,
    • 25/3 Mbps minimum broadband coverage of all geographic square miles in the tri-county area, including all islands by 2025.


    Our Purpose:

    To to facilitate the creation of a twenty-first century broadband infrastructure throughout the EUP which will provide cyber security protection for all residents, businesses, utility companies, governmental units and institutions at competitive pricing structure by 2025.


    Strategic Initiatives:

    • Pool resources from existing and emerging funding sources to facilitate the applications for broadband infrastructure and equity funding opportunities.
    • Develop public-private partnerships for infrastructure deployment
    • Technical assistance local and regional Master Plans with current and future regional infrastructure investment opportunities
    • Remove barriers to residential broadband adoption in coordination with infrastructure investments
    • Continually collect and share data to measure progress toward objectives and development of Master Plans
    • Work with philanthropic organizations, community service groups etc., to support local funding efforts
    • Establish educational programs to ensure high quality services to our communities


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