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AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan

AT&T thinks 10Mbps uploads are enough

What 631 Cities Tell Us About the Future

A record number of cities submitted proposals to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge this year. Their ideas show where urban innovation is headed.

Building Housing for Glacier Park Employees While Building Opportunities for Students

“Students leave the program with a tool belt in hand, an apprentice certificate that’s offered to them by the state and an opportunity if they want to become a carpenter or any apprentice,”

USDA Seeks Applications to Strengthen Rural Cooperatives and Improve Economic Conditions in Montana’s Rural Areas

USDA is making $5.8 million in grants available under the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program to help improve economic conditions in rural areas through cooperative development.

Montana Code Girls’ social app a semifinalist in national challenge

Sit With Us, a mobile app developed by 11-year-old Josephine Morrison of Bigfork and 10-year-old Juliet Skinner of Kalispell to combat bullying and loneliness at the lunch table, has made it to the semifinals in the junior division of the Technovation Girls international coding challenge.

New Montana childcare scholarship offers up to $2,000 for working families

If you have children between the first and fifth grade, the Elementary Out of School Time Child Care Scholarship helps cover a variety of programs, on top of licensed childcare. 

Purdue University Global launches free course on remote work

The five-module, self-paced course is designed to be completed in five to seven hours. It will provide organizational employees and leaders with the knowledge and resources to effectively contribute in remote work contexts.

Commentary: The Future of Rural Libraries Could Be Healthcare

With newly available funding opportunities and new technologies, libraries could be at the forefront of the rural healthcare revolution.

Life in 2050: A Glimpse at Education in the Future

Thanks to growing internet access and emerging technologies, the way we think of education will dramatically change.

Meet the Joneses – They own nearly one-fifth of all private land in Flathead County

Their aim isn’t to expand their business empire or build an inclusive resort, they say, but rather to create a family legacy and establish a reputation as good neighbors.