- Associated Press - Sunday, August 28, 2016

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Northern Michigan University is offering subscription internet service to its students, including those studying away from the campus in Marquette.

The university offers high-speed web connections through its Educational Access Network. The system replaces Northern Michigan’s former WiMax network, which is outdated. The new network uses long-term evolution technology, the latest standard for mobile phones and other devices.

University President Fritz Erickson says the network offers a solution to the shortage of broadband Internet service in rural communities.

The Federal Communications Commission is allowing the university to provide the service in additional parts of the Upper Peninsula in the next two years, including Escanaba, Iron Mountain and Gogebic County.

Three pricing options are offered, including $420 for a full year of access at home or on campus.



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Online: https://www.nmu.edu/ean

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