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Gallatin County Commission advances high-speed internet project

The commission this week unanimously approved moving on to a public hearing for Bozeman Fiber’s proposal of an expansive fiber optic internet cable project. Money for the project would come from $65 million worth of bonds that the county would issue on the company’s behalf.

Technology Policy Institute Launches Broadband Map

The Technology Policy Institute launched a new broadband map intended to help policymakers and others make evidence-based decisions, including how to best implement, evaluate, and take advantage of new infrastructure programs.

How to Call Customer Service and Actually Get What You Want

These tips are your best shot when trying to resolve issues swiftly with minimal stress. 

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Some want the Treasury to define underserved areas as anything less than download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps.

Rural Documentaries Get a Showing Across Five States Including Montana

Working Films is collaborating with five nonprofit organizations across the country on their Rural Cinema program. Over the next three months, these organizations — based in Montana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Utah — will show a total of 20 documentaries as a way to open a discussion about environmental topics.

Before you die, decide who gets access to your online accounts and digital files

Have you given any thought as to what you want to happen to your accounts, files, photos, and the rest of your online life once you’re gone?

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Announces Over $5 Billion in Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Funding Requests

The volume of requests demonstrates the significant need to expand access to and adoption of broadband service on tribal lands.

Maine to Invest $128M Toward Expanding Broadband Access

Gov. Janet Mills announced $128 million in federal funding will be used by the Maine Connectivity Authority to expand broadband. The funding for this investment comes from the American Rescue Plan

Starlink’s internet will be 40% faster than the speed of light on fiber optics: Elon Musk

Recently, the billionaire said through his Twitter account that this service “will be 40% faster than the speed of light in fiber optics and a shorter path.” He also added that “there is no need for ground stations everywhere. The Arctic will have great bandwidth! “

Great Falls Development Authority asking families and individuals to help promote the city

The GFDA wants to interview families or individuals who either moved back to Great Falls or relocated to the city within the last two years.