23Sep Rep. Afendoulis selected to fill committee vacancy Categories: Afendoulis News State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, this week was appointed by House Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on the House Committee on Criminal Justice.The new assignment is in addition to Rep. Afendoulis’ current responsibilities on the House Committee on Appropriations.“Rep. Afendoulis has provided valuable leadership throughout the budget process and in his role as co-chair of the House Criminal Law Reform Workgroup,” Speaker Cotter said. “Adding Chris’ experience and knowledge to our criminal justice policy discussions will be a great benefit for the people of Michigan.”Rep. Afendoulis’ also serves on a number of House Appropriations subcommittees, including as vice chair of the Subcommittee on Corrections, chair of the Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and as a member of the subcommittees on General Government and Health and Human Services“I thank Speaker Cotter for entrusting me with this important committee assignment. I’m pleased with our accomplishments in the area of criminal law reform to date, and I’m eager to continue that work in my new role,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I look forward to implementing reforms which balance the safety of Michigan citizens with the use of limited taxpayer resources.”Rep. Afendoulis can be contacted toll free at 1-855-347-8073; through his online office at www.RepAfendoulis.com; by e-mail, ChrisAfendoulis@house.mi.gov; or by mail. At P.O. Box 30014, State Capitol, Lansing, MI 48909-7514.
Categories: Alexander News 30Nov Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in December State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community.“During my first year in office I have scheduled 58 office hours and Milk Break meetings. The insight I received at these meetings has been my most important tool when representing the Jackson area in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for coffee and conversation.”Rep. Alexander’s office hours will take place at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson during the following dates and times:Friday, Dec. 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; andFriday, Dec. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.Rep. Alexander will also sponsor a special Milk Break meeting at Candi’s BZB Café, 225 S. Mechanic St. in Jackson on Friday, Dec. 15 from 9 to 10 a.m.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Alexander at 517-373-1795 or via email at JulieAlexander@house.mi.gov.
Netflix accounted for up to 10% of all traffic on Belgian cable operator Telenet’s network over the weekend, following its launch in the country on Friday, according to the operator.According to the Liberty Global-owned Flemish cabler, Netflix accounted for between 7% and 10% of its overall traffic.Telenet indicated that this volume of traffic had been expected, fuelled by Netflix’s offer of a 30-day free trial.Neither Belgacom, the country’s other main broadband infrastructure provider, nor Netflix itself have given any indication of how much demand there was for the streaming video-on-demand provider’s content since it launched in the country on Friday.The news comes as Telenet kicks off work on its Grote Netwerf project. The company is investing €500 million in upgrading its network from 600MHz to 1GHz to provide additional bandwidth. Telenet plans to replace all 150,000 amplifiers and other components in its network over the next five years.