Montana Adopts New Broadband and Business Tax Bills – What About Offering Starlink to Rural Locations?


The policy creates a grant program under the state Department of Commerce to fund broadband projects around Montana. It’ll use $275 million of the money Montana received from federal government stimulus.

One of the new laws will exempt qualifying businesses from paying capital gains tax on the sale of employee-owned stock if they move to Montana and hire locals. Another will simplify the corporate income tax system to tax out-of-state digital retailers and reduce the tax burden on in-state businesses.

Democrats voted against the tax proposals, saying they benefit wealthy Montanans instead of those who need financial help the most.


Elon Musk Says 500,000 Starlink Pre-Orders Are Already in Place

Looks like high-speed internet is imminent for those hard-to-reach areas.

How Starlink, Project Kuiper and other satellite broadband providers could change society

Imagine a world where high-speed internet blankets every corner of the globe, transforming the way people access health care, education and entertainment. That’s the promise of up-and-coming satellite broadband — an ambitious and controversial plan to connect far reaches of the planet.

SpaceX has been selling Starlink dishes at loss despite $499 price tag

It initially cost the company $3,000 to produce each satellite dish, according to CNBC.

Video – Testing Elon Musk’s Starlink: Is It Really a Rural Internet Game Changer?

WSJ spent time with a few beta testers in a very remote area of Washington state to see if it’s truly the solution to the global broadband gap.


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