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How Chattanooga aims to cut poverty with superfast internet Breaking barriers:


The city's gigabit network has earned it a reputation as a flourishing tech hub. Now, city leaders are trying to figure out how to spread the digital wealth to residents left behind. "The reason ...


Two Examples of Bringing Affordable Broadband to Rural Markets:


Myth: It's too expensive to bring high speed broadband to rural areas. Reality: Providers are bringing high speed broadband to rural areas! Two broadband companies -- one for-profit, one ...


Government, Business Get Together to Provide Broadband:


If you think you know all the possible ways to broker a better broadband deal for your community, think again. Partnerships don't have to be all or nothing. They can be some of each. By Craig ...


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's digital empowerment agenda is good news for rural America:


According to the Pew Research Center, only 55 percent of rural Americans use broadband at home. Hopefully this is about to change, as the FCC's new Chairman Ajit Pai has some very big ideas about how ...


How Broadband Populists Are Pushing for Government -Run Internet One Step at a Time:


They are trying to cripple the current model in tactical skirmishes over discreet issues such as broadband privacy, net neutrality, and municipal broadband rules. "We really want to decentralize power. ...


Governor Bullock Announces Expanded Access to High-Speed Internet for Montana Students:


Through partnership with EducationSuperHighway, 90 percent of Montana School Districts now meet minimum connectivity goal; up from 77 percent in 2015 Governor Steve Bullock today announced that ...


What's the ROI on Local Broadband?:


Hard data enables Louisville, Ky., residents to know their broadband speeds and it's also proving beneficial to the city, which is looking to kick off new connectivity projects. by Adam Stone Full ...


Lobbying for Community Broadband Under a Trump Presidency:


Advocates must aggressively engage in politics at all levels if they hope to keep up with giant incumbents that expect the political winds to blow in their favor. by Craig Settles Full Story: ...


Missoula Economic Partnership launches Missoula broadband survey :


The Missoula Economic Partnership last week launched a new survey exploring the broadband needs of area businesses, and whether the city's current network is capable of meeting their Internet demands. Jenni ...


Bozeman Fiber completes first phase, connects city, county, schools :


The first phase of Bozeman's gigabit fiber service wrapped up construction last month, though it may be some time before most residents have access to faster or cheaper internet service. Currently, ...


Increasing broadband connectivity a key to economic growth:


The Broadband Tech Summit was hosted by the Utah Broadband Outreach Center http://business.utah.gov/programs/broadband/ in the Governor's Office of Economic Development. The center is a state program ...


Chattanooga and Other Cities Are Doing Broadband for Themselves:




A need for speed: Missoula County Public Schools project adds 21 miles of fiber under Missoula:


Missoula County Public Schools http://www.mcpsmt.org/ is adding to the city beneath Missoula. One part of the $158 million in bonds passed by voters a year ago is, compared to the building projects, ...


What's slowing down efforts to speed up Missoula's internet?:


"Do we have the speed? Do we have competitive options at a variety of price levels? And do we have the reliability? I think in all three of those areas we are lacking." Missoula City Councilman Bryan ...


Conquering Montana's Divide - Montana’s broadband network growing at unprecedented pace, transforming rural communities:


Montanans Never Shrink From Big Challenges In this report you'll learn how the nine members of the Montana Telecommunications Association http://www.telecomassn.org/ are working to bring state-of-the-art ...
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Experts convene at broadband workshop in Missoula to discuss internet access issues:


On Wednesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ and the Montana Telecommunications Association http://www.telecomassn.org/ hosted a regional ...


3 Ways Governments Are Working to Make Broadband Universally Accessible:


Broadband is commonly described as a critical piece of modern infrastructure. Here's how a city, a state and a school district are working to make sure everyone has access. by Adam Stone Full ...


Analysis: New Use of Wireless Holds Promise for Rural Broadband:


For years, we've heard "fiber is the future." Now some innovators, including Google, say fixed wireless could play a bigger role in getting high-speed access to rural America. Lower costs, quicker ...


How 'wireless fiber' can give us blazing Internet with no cables:




'Wireless fiber' could give us gigabit Internet speeds with no cables at all:


Imagine if you could take the convenience of cellular data and combine it with the superfast download speeds associated with fixed, wired broadband. What might that look like? By Brian Fung Full ...


Register Now: Invitation to Attend Big Sky Broadband Workshop (Aug 31-Sept 1) in Missoula MT:


Please note special hotel rate expires at midnight on August 11, 2016 REGISTER NOW: August 31-September 1, 2016 FOR FREE BROADBAND WORKSHOP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sky-regional-broadband-workshop-tickets-26593070590 ...


Farm Towns Build Their Own High-Speed Internet:


Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Farm Towns Build Their Own A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate ...


Free Big Sky Broadband Workshop For Regional Broadband Stakeholders, 8/31-9/1, Missoula, Montana:


Please join BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce for a Regional Broadband Workshop featuring keynote addresses by national ...


Community Anchor Institutions: Broadband to the People:


Community gathering spots like libraries, schools, and clinics are key for delivering affordable access to high-speed Internet for rural residents and other Americans. But these institutions won't ...


A Broad(band) Reach: Bringing the Internet to Rural America:




Senator Jon Tester Announces Funding to Help Connect Patients, Physicians in Rural Montana:


"Telemedicine is one of the most intuitive and effective ways to connect rural communities with the nurses, physicians, and healthcare providers they need," Tester said. "So I am doing all I can to make ...


Higher speed internet comes to Missoula's Polley's Square - 1 Gigabyte up and down.:


The new Polley's Square condos in the Old Sawmill District http://oldsawmilldistrict.com/ are providing residents with the highest speed Internet in the region as Century Link http://www.centurylink.com/ ...


High speed internet arrives in Bozeman - The goal is to use the service to attract more business to Bozeman. :


High Speed Internet is now available in much of Bozeman. Non-profit Bozeman Fiber has spent about $2,000,000 so far laying about 30 linear miles of fiber throughout Bozeman that will provide more band ...


CenturyLink deploys 1 gigabit fiber service to Missoula's Polleys Square at Old Sawmill District :


Developers Ed and Leslie Wetherbee are very excited about having the opportunity to provide CenturyLink's High-Speed Internet service up to 1 gigabit to the residents at Polleys Square and all of Old ...


The effects of the state's first fiber optics network:



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