LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder pledged Monday to convene a panel dedicated to crafting a “comprehensive plan to improve access to broadband services.”

Snyder issued an executive order creating a “Michigan Consortium for Advanced Networks,” which will be charged with putting together such a plan by Aug. 1.

The plan, according to the Governor’s office, will “identify gaps in broadband service coverage and capacity, current efforts underway to address connectivity issues, and key strategies and recommendations for the state and private sector to pursue to achieve enhanced connectivity.”

This Lansing Legislative Update was provided by Small Business Association of Michigan