The Community Telecommunications Network (CTN) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation representing a unique combination of urban and suburban organizations serving K-12 education, higher education and public television.

Recognizing the human needs of southeast Michigan are many. CTN joins with other organizations to face unprecedented global challenges amidst the turbulence of technological change


The mission of CTN is to enhance the quality of life in southeast Michigan through the creative use of telecommunications in supporting the efforts and missions of the regions' educational, governmental, cultural and economic institutions.

CTN focuses on two major areas:

  1. Developing the minds and spirits of youth, providing for their future and drop out prevention.
    Preparing young people with 21 century skills are essential to future success and the success of the nation. "There are no more expendable children" Initiatives will seek to address the needs of all including the difficult, complex and special needs related to substance abuse, the dropout, teen parents and learning disabled.


  1. Developing and supporting the human needs of the region.
    Addressing needs of all including substance abuse, crime, illiteracy, unemployment, under employment, human relationships and lack of resources. The transmission of information and the development of human competencies through knowledge acquisition are critical to all of our institutions as they seek to build the ethical, moral, intellectual and economic fiber of our regional community.