U.S. Sen. Gary Peters met with community leaders and Connect Michigan officials on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to hear about the increased broadband access in Osceola County, and the challenges still ahead for residents and businesses. Spectrum Health Director of Business Operations Jeremy Bainbridge gave a small demonstration of MedNow, a televideo program uses broadband to connect patients and health care providers, which is a growing benefit to rural areas throughout Michigan and the country. For more on this story, pick up an Aug. 31 edition of the Pioneer or visit bigrapidsnews.com.