Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2021-02, which aims to make high-speed internet access more affordable and accessible statewide. It creates the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office, housed within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), that will be responsible for developing the state’s high-speed internet strategy and coordinating its funding and implementation. LEO will designate a chief connectivity officer to serve as head of the new office. “Expanding high-speed internet access and affordability will help ensure that Michigan remains a world leader in innovation,” said LEO Acting Director Susan Corbin. “We need to make major investments to support digital inclusion and this office will be focused on leveraging every dollar available through the American Recovery Plan and other federal programs.”
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