Michigan Broadband Services Makes Donation to Escanaba Cleanup Event

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Each year during May the community gathers to clean up and paint the town.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Escanaba, MI, October 3, 2017 – The President of Michigan Broadband Services, Bruce Moore, announced multiple community donations during the Company’s free community appreciation party in Escanaba on September 21. The $1,000 donation was presented to Craig Carter of the Esky Cleanup organization. The group has held an annual community cleanup dating back to 2009. Each year during May the community gathers to clean up and paint the town. The cleanup effort has grown each year, with over 350 citizens helping this year and enjoying a free community picnic. The organization also obtained non-profit status during 2017 and has a defined plan to support the community. Michigan Broadband Services – formerly the Upper Peninsula Telephone Company – was founded in 1908 as the Wallace Telephone Company. In 2012 the Company changed its name to Michigan Broadband Services (MichBBS) to better represent their coverage area and their broadband services. MichBBS has customers across the state of Michigan, and provides telephone and broadband options with the newest technology. The community appreciation party was the kickoff of the installation of MichBBS’ high speed fiber network in the downtown area. MichBBS has been a part of the local community for a long time and enjoys supporting organizations like the Esky Cleanup. The next cleanup event is scheduled for May 19, 2018. For information or to get your non-profit church or organization or your family, business, and employees involved, go to www.eskycleanup.com


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Keep Americans Connected Pledge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that many Americans will face in the coming months, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. In order to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances, he specifically asked broadband and telephone service providers, and trade associations, to take the Keep Americans Connected Pledge.

So far, more than 550 companies and associations have signed the Chairman’s pledge to Keep Americans Connected.

The Keep Americans Connected Pledge reads as follows:

Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, Michigan Broadband Services pledges for the next 60 days to:

1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and

3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.