Feds give $42M to Michigan for broadband projects
Gov. Jennifer Granholm says five Michigan companies have received federal recovery grants totaling $42 million to build broadband Internet systems for underserved areas.
The grants announced Wednesday are through the U.S. Agriculture Department.
Crystal Automation Systems Inc. gets $26.5 million to serve Gratiot, Ionia, Mecosta, Montcalm and Oceana counties.
Allband Communications Cooperative gets $9.7 million for systems in northeastern Michigan.
Climax Telephone Co. gets $3.2 million for service in Climax and Scotts.
Island Telephone Co. gets $2 million for service on Mackinac Island.
And Communication Corp. of Michigan gets $1.2 million for service near Augusta in Kalamazoo County and near Hudson in Lenawee County.