CenturyLink says no easy answer for poor rural Montana service
Barring a major infusion of federal aid in rural areas, CenturyLink tells regulators that improved service is out of reach in remote Montana communities.
Testifying before the Montana Public Service Commission this week, CenturyLink said the best chance for improving service in rural areas surrounding Wibaux, Lewistown and Glacier National Park was rural broadband funding from the federal Inflation Reduction Act.
The Biden Administration has set aside roughly $629 million for rural broadband in Montana. A state broadband commission is deciding now how the money will be spent.