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Governor Bullock Continues Broadband Partnership To Increase Internet Access for Montana's Schools

September 29, 2017View for printing

Governor's Office, Commerce, School Administrators team up with EducationSuperHighway

We are excited to announce that the Governor's Office, the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the School Administrators of Montana (SAM) have teamed up with EducationSuperHighway for the third year in a row on the Montana School Broadband Project.

Over the past two years, our work with EducationSuperHighway across 40 school districts has resulted in increased Internet speed and scalable connections for over 33,000 students in the state.

For example, Red Lodge Public Schools upgraded their network from copper infrastructure to a scalable fiber Internet connection; they now receive three times the bandwidth speeds to their schools and hundreds of students may collaborate and learn in real time with one another.

Similarly, Park City Schools worked with their service provider to increase their bandwidth by moving from a 20 Mbps cable modem to a 100 Mbps lit fiber solution, and Cayuse Prairie School also doubled their bandwidth with no installation cost to the district.

EducationSuperHighway and the Department of Commerce stand ready to help you take advantage of this funding and find viable options to upgrade your school networks. All assistance through the Montana School Broadband Project is provided free of charge. To get started, visit http://comdev.mt.gov/programs/broadband.

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