Northern Michigan University’s wireless internet system is expanding again, and this time, one of its neighbors will benefit from it.
NMU and the Marquette Area Public Schools have signed a WiMAX agreement.
The university gets better Internet service for where a pocket of its students live.
MAPS gets improved Internet service as well which helps make collaborative programs possible.
The high school’s tower will be built on a utility pole between the district bus garage and a dental office.
Cherry Creek’s tower will be built in a corner of the school grounds and will improve the network in Chocolay Township.
MAPS superintendent Deborah Veiht says the costs for internet service at Cherry Creek are extremely high.
The WiMAX antenna will lower those costs dramatically.