Marquette, MI – (04/08/20) – Eric Smith, Director of Broadcast & AV Services at Northern Michigan University, joined us to talk about NMU’s educational access network, or EAN, being a valuable tool for area rural students who need access to the internet in order to complete “at-home” assignments from their school.
Smith also talked about how NMU is continuing its work to build out more towers across the state and is focusing right now on areas in the western U.P. He also added that one of the important elements of the EAN is the ability for parents of school-aged to ask for a CIPA-compliant service that mirrors the filtered internet found in schools.
Smith also talked about how WNMU-TV is beginning on Monday to change it’s day-time schedule and will be airing PBS “World” content from Noon to 5pm. “World” features many science, history, music and cultural programs that meet grade-level teaching standards and have lesson plans for teachers and parents. WNMU-TV is also featuring its “PBS KIDS” channel that has 24 x 7 children’s programs for younger grade levels.