Next Generation Broadband in Montana

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Minnesota Broadband: Land of 10,000 Connectivity Solutions

The majority of the fastest, most affordable networks in Minnesota have come from locally-rooted companies and a commitment to local communities rather than distant shareholders.

There’s a Rough Technology Sunset Coming for Rural Communities

Retiring old communication technology standards could have an outsized negative influence on rural communities with limited providers and competition in the field of broadband internet and wireless services.

MATR Launches The Montana Community Map. Would you like to be the “Keeper” of your community?

What’s great about each Montana community and what’s happening to make it a truly wonderful place to live or visit like career and real estate opportunities, housing and broadband availability, child care facilities, social activities etc.

Six Community Broadband Networks Demonstrate Diversity of Approaches to Connectivity Challenges

One might think this is the moment for community broadband networks. The truth is, locally-directed networks have been serving their communities for a long, long time.

Virginia Governor Announces $700 Million for Broadband

Gov. Ralph Northam has announced a plan to invest $700 million toward broadband infrastructure for unserved areas in Virginia. The funding for this investment comes from the American Rescue Plan.

Governor Gianforte Devotes $3.9 Million to Bridge Digital Divide in Schools

Montana K-12 public school districts are eligible for similar funding through ESSER funds.

NACo Study Makes Case for Larger County Role in Broadband

The National Association of Counties’ Broadband Task Force released a report last week highlighting the widening digital divide and the need for equitable Internet access in all U.S. counties.

Who comes out on top of the Montana broadband infrastructure bill?

Your Montana Legislature attempted to address this issue, but the “solution” will turn out to be one of the biggest corporate handouts in our state’s history.

The Pacific Northwest Rural Broadband Alliance, a Missoula-based nonprofit co-op is bringing high-speed internet service to Lake County

They have developed a successful network of this type in the Grant Creek area north of Missoula, proving the system can offer at least 100 mbps for both upload and download speeds affordably. They will soon expand that system as far as Hamilton, Frenchtown and Bonner.

NACo Broadband Task Force: High-Speed Internet Is Essential For All Counties

The NACo Broadband Task Force, as appointed by President Gary Moore of Kentucky, was chartered with the premise that “if you can’t connect… you can’t compete.” It is the equity issue of our hour.