President Obama will be in Marquette to highlight how broadband connectivity spurs economic development.
The President will speak at Northern Michigan University to unveil the "Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative" to bring high-speed wireless services to 98 percent of Americans.
And as noted in this article, Marquette is a great location to show off how internet access works to grow business and serve people not only in the area but the entire region, our state and the world.
Its where the regional hospital provides servcies to distant clinics, where NMU gives laptops to all of its students and where the city is developing a web-based economy to serve as a model for other communities.
Congratulations to Marquette and to all of the good things going on in communities across our state!
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.