Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7pm
The Dexter Township Board of Trustees will be holding the first in person meeting since the Pandemic. The Community is Invited to Attend.
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Title: Broadband Equity is Within Sight
Body: Washtenaw County Could be the First in Michigan to have 100% Digital Access
Did you know?
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!! By July 5, 2021, email Broadband Task Force Chair Barb Fuller, email@example.com and let her know you support closing the digital divide in Washtenaw County. Share your stories, your frustrations and let her know our Board of Commissioners can be leaders in the county, the state and the country by allocating $14.7m to ensure every single household, regardless of location, has access to high speed internet.
Barb will compile your notes and send them to the Board of Commissioners -
Additionally – you may have your voice heard by phoning in to the Wednesday, July 7 Board of Commissioners meeting (Participate via Zoom: https://washtenaw.me/BOCZoom, passcode: 576150 To participate via Phone: dial 1 (312) 626-6799, webinar ID: 924 4462 0326) – you have up to 3 minutes to speak and encourage the commissioners to use 20% of the American Rescue Plan funding to deliver high speed internet to thousands of rural county residents.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be soon be discussing how to utilize their ARP funds (American Rescue Plan) and allocate funds for broadband, in the goal of making Washtenaw County the first county with 100% broadband coverage. Washtnaw Cty will be receiving approximately $71M and the BBTF (Broadband Task Force) has recommended a need of approximately $14M of those funds be utilized for county-wide broadband build out. We know we have approximately 300 locations that are underserved or unserved within our own township.
We need you, Dexter Township residents, to share your stories, frustrations, and experiences concerning the lack of broadband service within our community. Sharing your stories and experiences on how the lack of broadband affects your life and families life is imperative to draw attention and ask the BOC to support the county wide broadband build out and allocate the needed funding.
Please take action and share your experiences via an email to:
Our Washtenaw County Commissioner: Jason Maciejewski at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the Broadband Task Force - Lisa Mountinh at email@example.com - Make your voices heard.
Also, July 7th the Board of Commissioners will be having their meeting, we encourage residents to attend and make comments during the public comment portion of the BOC meeting.
Please send Photos to Diane Ratkovich at firstname.lastname@example.org with permission to publish them . Thank You
Dexter Township will be temporarily closed on Fridays
Please respond to the correct link on this announcement from Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force if you do NOT have Broadband in an effort to help get Broadband to everyone. Thank you.