Broadband

Community Broadband Assessment

Help Bring Faster Broadband to Osceola County:  The Osceola County Broadband Committee needs your help collecting data to increase Internet Access, Adoption, and Use in Osceola County!  By completing a online survey you can help Osceola County address both its current and future broadband needs!   

Osceola County is Connected!

It took 31 months of work to achieve, but Osceola County is recognized as one of Connect Michigan's certified "Connected" communities.  The certification shows quantifiable proof that levels of broadband use, availability, and digital literacy are in line with FCC benchmarks and are now at nationally competitive levels.  Osceola County is continuing to improve its broadband resources still to today.

Osceola County is currently working to achieve certification under Connect Michigan "Connect 2.0" program.

Gigabit Communities

The City of Reed City and Village of Hersey are Gigabit Communities!  The 10 Gig fiber network that runs through these two communities can be viewed from Casair's Fiber Network Map which is on their website.  

Affordable High-Speed Internet for Qualifying Households

Charter Communications "Spectrum Internet Assist" is a new low-cost, high-speed broadband Internet service that provides qualifying households with Internet service.  In order for Osceola County residents to utilize the program you must live at an address serviceable by Charter in one of the communities Charter serves.  Those communities include:

  • City of Evart
  • Evart Township
  • Village of Hersey
  • Osceola Township
  • City of Reed City
  • Richmond Township

To qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist, a member of the household must be a recipient of one of the following programs:

  • The National School Lunch Program (NSLP); free or reduced cost lunch
  • The Community Eligibility Provision of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (age 65 and over only)

Click here to learn more, such as the low-cost, data speed, and what to do if you believe you may qualify.  

Broadband Providers

A list of companies providing wireless, cable, and fiber broadband service in Osceola County can be found in Osceola County's Community Profile under Utilities.

Connect Michigan's My ConnectView

Using Connect Michigan's my ConnectView Interactive Map individuals and businesses can check the availability of broadband at any address in Osceola County.  After entering a full or partial address you will be provided a list of broadband providers potentially serving that address or area. 

Point of Contact

The point of contact for any broadband related questions or issues in Osceola County is Dan Massy, Osceola County Community Development Coordinator.
 
301 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677
(231) 832-7397
dmassy@osceolacountymi.com