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Menominee County business gets grant to expand high-speed internet access for residents

CARNEY, MI— An Upper Peninsula company is getting a grant from the state to improve internet access.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the state is investing an additional $3.3 million in funding to bring high-speed internet access to more residents, homes and small businesses.

Upper Peninsula Telephone of Carney has been awarded more than $2 million dollars. The company is proposing a fiber to the home network that would connect 357 locations in Menominee County.

The money is distributed under the Connecting Michigan Communities grant program.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.