First Aired July 1, 2023
Calhoun County has established a Broadband Task Force to help understand challenges residents have gaining reliable access to high speed internet. County spokesperson Lucy Blair discusses the two main reasons: Rural locations and cost.
Blair also discusses Community Matters the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which can help low income residents lower their broadband internet bill.
Calhoun County Broadband Task Force website
June 2023 Broadband Task Force update
Affordable Connectivity Program Michigan website
Sign up for Broadband Task Force updates here
ACP Support Center: 877-384-2575 or
ABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERS
Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.