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ICYMI: ‘Digital Divide,’ the complete series

News Photo by Julie Riddle Offering one possible — but not quick-to-arrive — solution to poor internet connection in Northeast Michigan, Chris Stephens, of Alpena, installs an antenna on a tower near Lachine to provide fixed wireless broadband service.

ALPENA — For the past several weeks, The News has collected data and interviewed experts and residents to determine not just where internet connection is lacking in Northeast Michigan but the impact that has on residents and the region’s day-to-day life.

Here are the stories we uncovered:

* Much of Northeast Michigan connected, but residents say help still needed

* Doctors dispense health care, tech support as virtual medicine ramps up

* Lack of internet access hurts economic development, leaders say

* Seniors Zooming, texting their way into 2021

* In rural areas, families get creative to get on the Web

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