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Michigan Man Builds Own ISP, Gets $2.6M From Government to Expand

A good internet connection is just as important as water and electricity in your home. Some remote users choose Starlink, while others prefer the 5G option. But what if there are no viable options?

Frustrated with mainstream ISP services in his rural Michigan home, Akamai network architect Jared Mauch launched his own FTTH (Fiber To The Home) ISP.he was such a success that people from other provinces took part Washtenaw Fiber Properties LLC for their internet provider. In addition, Mauch is now eligible for $2.6 million in funding from the government that will allow him to reach out to nearly 600 more homes in the sparsely populated Washtenaw County area. report Arstecnica.

(Image credit: Jared Mauch, Ars Technica)

Mauch was prompted to set up his own ISP after offering a miserable commercial Internet connection to his country house. AT&T offered his DSL at 1.5Mbps downloads, and Comcast wanted Cable’s $50,000 upfront to extend his network to his property. Leveraging his networking expertise, Mauch chose his third path. That was setting up his own FTTH ISP.

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