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Lieutenant Governor offers support for high-speed internet in U.P.

InvestUP had the pleasure of hosting Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist and officials from Highline Internet this week to discuss a plan to expand high-speed internet in the U.P. Highline wants to put down 6,000 miles of fiberoptic lines to underserved and unserved households in rural areas, which would serve as a game-changer for the region and be critical in attracting more residents to the region. “I think it’s a huge opportunity to not only improve the quality of life in the U.P., but set a new standard for the state of Michigan,” Gilchrist said. Read more here.

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