BroadbandNow is an organization working with local residents and communities with the goal of enabling high speed internet connectivity for unserved and underserved regions of Michigan by building a community-controlled open-access network. Current efforts are focused around western Washtenaw County and eastern Jackson County.
Existing satellite and cellular alternatives, with very high costs, poor reliability and low data limits, cannot meet the needs of the average household. We are working to build a foundational network of wireless towers and fiber infrastructure to enable Internet service providers to extend service into the broadband “dead zones” and eventually provide fiber to the home throughout the region.
Coming Soon: An updated mailing list! For now, you can Make your government agencies aware of the problem.