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Collaborating for Better Broadband in Michigan

REACH-3MC was formed to create the most comprehensive broadband solution for Michigan residents. Merit's mission of serving anchor institutions, combined with the participants' interests, ensure that households, businesses, local internet service providers and community anchor institutions will all see major benefits from REACH-3MC.

REACH-3MC participants are organizations who are committed to addressing Michigan's broadband shortfalls. They have participated in every stage of REACH-3MC, from route planning, to implementation and even providing matching funds to complete the network. The participants are companies who have stepped up to make a difference because they believe in the transformative power broadband holds for remote and economically troubled areas. logo is a telecommunications firm headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. We have operations across the state. We provide services to Telco's, ISP's, Schools, Governments, Healthcare and Education, Businesses and Residential customers. Our services are provided both wholesale and retail. Our services include Collocation, Hosting, Fiber, Ethernet, MPLS, T1, SIP Trunking, Wireless, telephone and DSL service. Services are sold directly, and also through sales agents and partners. Please visit our website for more information:

For questions or sales, please contact

Contact Details
1800 N Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906-3905

Office: (517) 999-9999
Fax: (517) 999-3993

REACH-3MC I Participant

ATI Networks, Inc. logo

ATI Networks, Inc. is the premier cable provider in South Boardman and Kalkaska, MI and is noted for its high-capacity, reliable broadband delivery and superior customer care. Since August 2008, ATI Networks, Inc. has built not only high-quality communications networks, but high-quality relationships with its customers. Services include an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and VOIP phone services. ATI Networks, Inc. remains committed to providing its customers with high-quality, reliable entertainment and communications services.

For more information,

Contact Details

ATI Networks, Inc.
344 South Cedar St
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Phone: (231) 518-0200
Fax: (231) 518-0219

REACH-3MC II Participant

D & P Communications logo

D & P Communications proudly serves residential customers throughout Southeast Michigan, providing the best the industry has to offer in cable, voice, and Internet services. For more information,

Contact Details

D & P Communications
4200 Teal Rd
Petersburg, MI 49270
Phone: (734) 279-1339

REACH-3MC I Participant

Great Lakes Comnet logo

Great Lakes Comnet is a broadband network and switching infrastructure company that accommodates modern and efficient deployment of a variety of voice, video and data services.

GLC was organized as a for-profit Michigan corporation in 1996. Its shareholders are independent telephone companies operating throughout Michigan. The company became operational in 2001 and has expanded every year since. Future plans include the continued deployment of a significant amount of fiber miles of network throughout Michigan.

GLC has the only independently owned and operated Tandem Switch in Michigan. We utilize traditional and next generation Class 4 and Class 5 switching technologies that are connected to a matched pair of Broadband STPs. Our state-of-the-art Tandem Switch is connected to more than 150 carriers.

Our goal is to provide partner companies with services and products that result in increased revenues and reduced operating expense.

For questions or sales, please contact Bob Evenson:

Contact Details

Great Lakes Comnet, Inc.
1515 Turf Lane
Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823

Voice: (517) 664-1600
Fax: (517) 324-8900

REACH-3MC II Participant

 Lynx Network Group logo

Founded in 2003, by three Michigan-born telecom industry veterans, Lynx Network Group is a premier provider of wholesale and retail telecommunication services in the Midwest.

Lynx is a premier wholesale and retail provider of telecommunication services deploying over 1,500 miles of fiber optics in Michigan utilizing the latest DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) technologies. Lynx employs direct sales and agent channels to sell the newest technologies in voice and data services and we operate as a niche provider of wholesale intrastate data services to major wireless and fiber based carriers. In addition Lynx provides TEM (Telecom Expense Management) services which extends its capability to market services to wholesale, commercial and government entities on a local or global scale. Our network scalability and depth of services is coupled with a service management team that will enable your business to advance.

For more information,

For sales, please contact

For questions, please contact

Contact Details

Chris Barber, Co-Founder
Lynx Network Group, Inc.
4798 Campus Drive
Suite 111
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Office: (269) 585-1000
Direct: (269) 585-1003
Fax: (269) 585-5902
Mobile: (231) 590-5989
Network Operations Center: (866) 819-5969

REACH-3MC I Participant REACH-3MC II Participant

Packerland Broadband logo

Our founders began their cable television careers in 1955 with the construction of a cable television system in the Iron Mountain, Michigan area. Over the next 36 years, systems were built throughout the United States, and developed into one of the larger terrestrial microwave systems in the United States serving over 39 cable systems, five broadcasters, and 50 radio stations.

The company continued to grow and evolve to include building and upgrading hundreds of thousands of miles of broadband networks nationwide along with a full range of broadband services.

In the short time since we purchased our first systems, Packerland Broadband has aggressively pursued our goal of providing excellent advanced services to small communities that might otherwise not have these services available. We have constructed three state-of-the-art transmission facilities, 200+ miles of fiber optic transport cable and upgraded over 400 miles of cable plant in 29 towns.

Our upgraded services include high-speed internet, expanded channel line-ups and a full array of digital packages including 200 channel options, multiple movie tiers, sports tier, music and High Definition! Please explore our website for details about the services available in YOUR TOWN!

We are 100% employee owned, which provides an environment for motivation and quality. As owners we are dedicated to providing services and products that benefit the communities we serve.

Packerland Broadband represents a return to our roots, continuing the entrepreneurial and technological spirit that founded our company.

Contact Details

Packardland Broadband
105 Kent St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: (906) 774-6621
Fax: (906) 774-9120

REACH-3MC II Participant

Peninsula Fiber Network logo

Peninsula Fiber Network (PFN) provides high-capacity broadband internet, business telephone service and all forms of high-speed information transport pipelines (T-1, T3, OC-n and Ethernet). We provide services to mid - large commercial users, government, education, health care and telecommunications carriers.

Our commercial internet access service is the highest speed, lowest latency service available in the Upper Peninsula. We design and build custom network solutions for many of our customers and our network is larger than any other carrier in the UP. We specialize in flexible network solutions for our customers over route redundant network topology.

PFN is a UP owned company focusing on the needs of UP customers. We are a joint venture between two leading local exchange carriers, Hiawatha Communications Inc. and Baraga Telephone Company. Both companies have been providing telecommunications services in the UP for over 100 years.

Contact Details

Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC
1901 W Ridge Street, Suite 2
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 226-2010
Fax: (906) 226-7102

REACH-3MC II Participant