Mike Demetriou, Internet consultant of Control Room Technologies, says there is a digital divide in mid-Michigan. He says the divide is based on economic and geographic lines, and claims his group is in the process of reviewing if wireless Internet can help bridge the gap.
Demetriou has been commissioned by the Regional Economic Development Team (R.E.D.) to access high-speed Internet possibilities in the area. It’s part of a more than $3 million state push for broadband.
Demetriou claims that the City of Lansing is one of the best-wired cities in the state, but the surrounding areas that are rural are far behind.
He says that while wireless broadband could help bridge this gap, he’ll have more definitive findings by the late spring.