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Over 70,000 Kansas Homes Finally Getting High-Speed Internet (Why Not Montana?)

Gov. Kelly announced that the state will use nearly $50 million in COVID-19 aid grants to establish Internet for 76,735 households. An additional $85 million will improve statewide Internet over the next decade.

Governor Bullock calls for medical workers as Montana’s hospitals fill up

During a call with reporters, Bullock said nurses, paramedics, contact tracers and others who want to join or rejoin the state’s health-care workforce can do so by contacting the Montana Nurses Association, or by signing up for a “paid volunteering” program through the state Department of Public Health and Human Services.

SpaceX Connects Rural Washington Communities Via Satellite

Thanks to partnerships with the Washington Emergency Management Division and State Department of Commerce, SpaceX Starlink satellites have connected both a fire-stricken town and a tribal reservation to high-speed Internet.

Big Sky Economic Development Annual Meeting – 10/22 – 3:30PM – Online

This year, you will be able to enjoy the BSED Annual Meeting from anywhere. Your home office, a conference room, a downtown coffee shop or a mountain top. If there is WiFi, you are in!

Big Sky Finance October 2020 Newsletter Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

By using Big Sky Finance and the SBA 504 program to fund their project, borrowers benefit by preserving their working capital with minimal equity injection while obtaining long term, fixed rate financing. Lenders mitigate their risk with a low loan to value and a first lien position.

Montana Career Opportunity – Chief Revenue Officer – Montana Craft Malt

Montana Craft Malt is far from ordinary. We do things a bit unconventionally by celebrating independent thinking and unfettered passion for the Art and Science of making unique, delicious craft malt. Together with growers, scientist,…

Montana Climate Solutions Plan – August 2020

The recommendations reflect strong alignment in many areas across a diverse group of Council members, while also highlighting key points of disagreement that can inform future deliberations. Together, they comprise a set of Montana-based solutions that demand our collective efforts to advance with the same dedication and urgency that led to their development. I thank all Montanans for their partnership and support as we seek opportunities to work together to advance this plan. Governor Steve Bullock

Proposed Cuts to Montana’s Empire Builder Passenger Rail Service Unwise

Amtrak has served Montana and our residents well over many decades.  Join with me in encouraging our congressional delegation to properly fund Amtrak and to resist the current cuts to this important part of our transportation infrastructure.

Tester Delivers $10.8 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural Montana

Investments in broadband infrastructure will provide high-speed internet for nearly 1000 Montana households in Big Horn, Stillwater, and Carbon counties

Teleworking in a parking lot. School on a flash drive. The coronavirus prompts new urgency for rural Internet access.

“We’re trying to send people to Mars, but we can’t get our own population connected to the network?” said Gregory Goergen, who has sometimes gone with his children to a Sheetz parking lot to get work done online.