Much more web choices are coming to Livingston County

Much more web choices are coming to Livingston County
LIVINGSTON COUNTY Two communications service suppliers will hook up extra Livingston County residents to high-speed fiber-optic broadband web service.

One in all them will increase to underserved rural areas, because of a state grant. The opposite will present a further service possibility for residents of Brighton and Hartland Township, together with telephone and cable TV companies.

Extra: Two fiber web suppliers are becoming a member of forces to ‘go sooner’ connecting Livingston residents

Surf Web, primarily based in Elkhart, Indiana, not too long ago secured $17 million in state grant funding to attach greater than 3,600 households and companies to the supplier’s present high-speed fiber-optic community, which affords 1-gig pace.

The funding has been awarded by means of the Michigan Realizing Alternative with Broadband Infrastructure Networks Program, often known as ROBIN.

An interactive on-line map of ROBIN grant-funded expansions reveals the place Surf will increase to underserved parts of native townships, together with Unadilla, Iosco, Helpful, Conway, Cohoctah, Deerfield, Howell and Oceola.

Surf has already prolonged their fiber optic broadband community within the county, together with areas in Fowlerville, Howell, Iosco Township and Cohoctah Township. Surf additionally acquired the fiber optic community belongings of MiSignal, based in Howell, when the businesses joined forces.

MiSignal had already been increasing high-speed fiber optic web in Howell and parts of Marion Township, Howell Township and Genoa Township.

Building of extra strains is underway simply exterior the county in Stockbridge, Webberville and Williamston.

“We now have lengthy loved working intently with Livingston County and the state of Michigan to assist remodel the lives of their residents with high-speed web,” Surf CEO Gene Crusie wrote in a launch.

“It’s thrilling to be part of a bunch of web service suppliers which are collectively going to make big strides in bridging the digital divide statewide. We’re proud to have the ability to use these funds to attach probably the most rural, underserved areas in Livingston by means of continued collaboration.”

WOW coming to Livingston

Colorado-based web, telephone, and cable TV supplier WideOpenWest, often known as WOW, is increasing in Livingston, Genesee and Oakland counties.

“Building has simply begun and we’re excited to convey WOW’s dependable, state-of-the-art, all-IP fiber community to customers in Livingston County within the coming months,” Robert DiNardo, vp of market growth, wrote in a Thursday, Nov. 16, assertion.

The primary communities within the county to learn from the growth are Brighton and Hartland Township, officers stated in September. The supplier can also be prioritizing close by communities Milford, Commerce Township and Wixom.

WOW will provide its full suite of companies, together with web speeds as much as 5 gigabytes-per-second and YouTube TV.

Brighton officers earlier this month authorised a 10-year franchise settlement with WOW for web, telephone and cable TV service within the metropolis.

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Residents “need decisions relating to broadband suppliers,” DiNardo stated. “WOW is assembly the rising demand for quick and dependable broadband in these communities.”

Householders with questions or considerations about building work of their neighborhood can contact WOW at 321-233-2236 or by emailing

In the meantime, county officers are utilizing federal COVID-19 aid {dollars} to interchange and increase the county’s fiber optic web “trunk line.”

Contact reporter Jennifer Eberbach at

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