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Applicants to Mich. Broadband Office Seek $1.3B in State Grants

Michigan received 154 applications totaling about $2.3 billion in project costs and requesting about $1.3 billion in grants under the state’s Realizing Opportunities with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) program, said the Michigan High-Speed Internet (MIHI) Office in an update Wednesday.…

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The application window closed Tuesday. Applications proposed connecting nearly 380,000 homes, MIHI said. “The team is working diligently to cure each application for completeness and begin the review and scoring process. … Considering the number of applications, the staggering grant funds requested and the detail to which our staff and the ROBIN Steering Committee review each application, this process could take some time.”