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MI: Merit Lights More REACH-3MC II Network In The UP | CBS Detroit

MI: Merit Lights More REACH-3MC II Network In The UP | CBS Detroit | MQT247 | Scoop.it

Some of the most remote places in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula now have Internet access that can be measured in gigabits per second.

 

Merit Network Inc., Michigan’s supplier of fast Internet service to government, schools and nonprofits, announced completion of three significant segments of its Round II REACH-3MC fiber-optic network build-out in the Upper Peninsula — St. Ignace to Watersmeet, Watersmeet to Houghton, and Powers to Menominee.

 

Merit has completed construction on these segments and activated optical network equipment that is used to “light” the newly installed fiber to provide service.

 

“I am proud to announce fiber continuity and lit service over such a substantial portion of the Upper Peninsula,” said Michael Milliken, director of network engineering and operations, Merit Network.

 

Added Jim Lundberg, Upper Peninsula member relations manager for Merit: “The segments announced today provide an additional 445 miles of critical network infrastructure in the UP. The community anchor institutions connected are located in some of the most remote areas of our state. The success of Merit’s outreach and the REACH-3MC project in the UP is enabling these institutions the ability to do some truly amazing things from an IT and connectivity standpoint.”

 

The fiber-optic cable lit Wednesday is part of the Round II REACH-3MC “mainline.” Led by Merit Network, the goal of REACH-3MC is to construct fiber-optic infrastructure that connects community anchor institutions (schools, libraries, health care, government, public safety) by way of “laterals,” or spurs from the mainline.

 

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Marquette Marathon a success - UpperMichigansSource.com

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MARQUETTE -- By all measures the Marquette Marathon this past weekend was the best year yet for the event. Nearly 900 racers participated in the Boston Marathon qualifier.
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Special events set at fair - Marquette Mining Journal

Special events set at fair
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MARQUETTE - Three special presentations will be featured at the Northern Michigan University booth at the 2013 Marquette County Fair, which takes place Thursday through Sunday.
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Report: Return of metal mining a threat to regional economy - MiningGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs - Houghton, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette

Report: Return of metal mining a threat to regional economy - MiningGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs - Houghton, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette | MQT247 | Scoop.it

HOUGHTON - A recent study, which is part of a larger local education campaign, has concluded that a return to metal ore mining and processing would damage the economic well-being of the western Upper Peninsula.

Dr. Thomas Power, professor emeritus and former chair of the University of Montana Economics Department, through his organization Power Consulting, Inc., recently completed his 109-page report, "The Economic Impacts of Renewed Copper Mining in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan." Power, who has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and has spent more than 40 years as a researcher, teacher and administrator, was contracted in September to do the report by Friends of the Land of Keweenaw. FOLK is using the report in its broader grassroots Mining Education and Empowerment Campaign.

 

HERE IS THE REPORT : 

http://www.folkminingeducation.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Minings-Economic-Impact-on-Western-UP1.pdf

 

Website : http://www.folkminingeducation.info/


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HOUGHTON - A recent study, which is part of a larger local education campaign, has concluded that a return to metal ore mining and processing would damage the economic well-being of the western Upper Peninsula.

Dr. Thomas Power, professor emeritus and former chair of the University of Montana Economics Department, through his organization Power Consulting, Inc., recently completed his 109-page report, "The Economic Impacts of Renewed Copper Mining in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan." Power, who has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and has spent more than 40 years as a researcher, teacher and administrator, was contracted in September to do the report by Friends of the Land of Keweenaw. FOLK is using the report in its broader grassroots Mining Education and Empowerment Campaign. -- http://www.folkminingeducation.info/

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Guts Frisbee invades south Marquette - Marquette Mining Journal

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The 35th annual U.S. National Guts Frisbee Championships opened its two-day tournament Saturday morning at Hurley Field in Marquette.
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Retail Merchandiser job in Marquette, MI - Hallmark (06/26/2013)

June 26, 2013. View the job posting for Retail Merchandiser at Hallmark in Marquette, MI.
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