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‘The State of Freight’ – Montana Rail Link announces $95 million in investments, largest in its history

“This year will be the highest we’ve ever spent, the biggest number we ever spent in Montana Rail Link history,” said Ross Lane, Chief Communications Officer for Montana Rail Link.

Elon Musk shows us the 60 satellites that will one day help power a better internet

On Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted out a photo of 60 satellites loaded into the fairing, or nose cone, of his company’s Falcon rocket.

Emmett, Idaho adds to community fiber optic network

Now in its third year of installing fiber optic cabling, the city of less than 10,000 continues to serve as a model to others. Funding comes from a combination of city funds and grants, Knittel...

The former lead designer of Gmail just fixed Gmail on his own with Simplify

The free Chrome extension Simplify will give you the Gmail you want.

Great Falls Rising – Education, Legislature focus of community meeting – 4/23 – Great Falls, Montana

At 6:30 p.m. the regular meeting begins and includes an update of city/county issues in the 2019 state Legislature by county Commissioner Jane Weber and city Commissioner Bill Bronson.

Why Did Arkansas Change Its Mind on Municipal Broadband?

Eight years after banning cities and towns from building high-speed internet networks, state lawmakers unanimously reversed course. Will more red states follow?

Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) and Blackfoot Communications Announce Strategic Partnership

This strategic partnership will transform today’s carrier services environment with a combined service territory of more than 30,000 locations across 16+ states.

Technical Assistance Webinars for ReConnect Program

USDA Rural Development will host a series of informational webinars and workshops to provide more information on the ReConnect Program.

How to stop robocalls, block numbers on your iPhone, Android and even landline

Verizon recently announced a free call-blocking service that debuts in March.

Cisco leads massive rural 5G trial aimed at revolutionizing agriculture

5G RuralFirst’s inclusion of 700MHz spectrum is particularly important because bringing 5G service to rural areas requires far-reaching radio signals that can blanket large spaces with low population densities.

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