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Cheaper, faster Boise internet? New fiber competitor to roll out broadband, TV service – Career Opportunities

TDS’ current two-year promotional rates for high-speed internet in the Meridian area are $60 per month for 1Gbps, $55 for 600Mbps and $40 for 300Mbps. TDS Fiber does not restrict customers with data caps.

Bozeman nonprofit uses millions to help ease affordable housing crisis

They went from around $650,000 in construction in progress in 2018 to $4.8 million in that same category in 2019.

Apply Now for Prospera’s Emerging Companies Roundtable!

You are invited to be part of Prospera’s Emerging Companies Roundtable program that creates a close-knit peer network of owners/senior management of local emerging growth companies. A new program for 2021 will include guest speakers to explore topics of interest to growth companies operating in Montana.

Survey Explores Link Between Telehealth and Economic Success

A new survey of economic development professionals suggests that more telehealth access and local control of broadband-related factors can give cities and counties an economic leg up.

The Hidden Investment Opportunity In Electric Vehicles? Commercial Real Estate

Drivers waiting to recharge their vehicles are now captive, on-location customers—precisely what physical shopping centers have struggled to attract.

Broadband bill to allow Montana municipalities to provide service gets hearing in House committee

“We are falling behind in our economy, and people are feeling it,” Kortum told the House Local Government Committee Tuesday afternoon. “Let’s give our towns the freedom to innovate and design broadband solutions that fit their unique needs.”

Rethink Youth: Elevate Student Voices Into Community Conversations

On this panel, both students and community leaders will come together to elevate the importance of student voice in community and philanthropic initiatives. This panel will examine how education systems and municipalities can develop and support youth participation and empowerment.

California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules

It survived challenges from Trump’s DOJ, and now one from telecom industry too

Wi-Fi 6: is it really that much faster?

The next generation brings more than just faster speeds

If Housing is a Human Right…

Advocates of statutory upzoning can’t point to any substantial empirical evidence that the developer giveaways and corporate welfare they are promoting will actually lead to housing affordability.