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UTOPIA: networking all of Utah (Can we do it in Montana too?)

Cities that build out their broadband telecommunication networks with fiber optics will have a technological — and hopefully economic-development — advantage. It is a dream that has been bandied about for almost two decades. By…

Weather balloons proposed for rural wireless operation

Jerry Knoblach’s company isn’t the first to come up with an off-the-wall idea promising to bring seamless wireless service to rural America. Some have proposed filling the coverage gaps by launching communication equipment on solar…

Missoula groups consider setting up data center at meeting on Tuesday

The Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. and the Missoula Redevelopment Agency will host a meeting Tuesday about the possible establishment of a "fiber hotel" in Missoula. by Michael Moore- Missoulian The "fiber hotel" is the…

Success Story – SCI Technologies

SCI Technologies, established in Bozeman, Montana, has been creating data acquisition systems for college and high school science labs since 1990. Aside from their Bozeman headquarters, SCI Technologies has a customer service office in Newton,…

Big R Ranch and Home Supply and Cutthroat Communications step up to the plate for a communications home run.

Big R Ranch and Home Supply, based in Bozeman, Montana, caters to farmers, ranchers, and working people. Their motto “We’ve got it, and then some” is a standard by which everyone in the company tries…

Wireless broadband Net makes debut in Missoula

Sen. Burns helps introduce technology from golf cart For those whose Internet access has always been a phone call away, the wireless, broadband Internet is on the way. By Michael Moore- Missoulian Fro those who…

Senator Conrad Burns hails the nation’s first mobile broadband deployment- June 3- Missoula

On June 3, U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana) will salute the nation’s first mobile broadband deployment, in Missoula, Montana, when IPWireless, Teewinot Wireless Data, and Internet Connect Services (ICS) announce the launch of the first…

High-tech network connects towns-Broadband service takes leap in S. Idaho

It wasn´t that long ago that guys like Brent Greener couldn´t work in towns like Burley. Even if they grew up there, and their families were there. Gregory Hahn The Idaho Statesman If they worked…

iConnect Montana, a division of MITS that builds and operates data centers, tentatively plans to locate its next facility in Missoula.

Mike Sheard, iConnect’s Director of Operations, has been meeting with Missoula economic development specialists, the Missoula Connectivity Task Force and potential customers about the significant need for a data center in Missoula. Several suitable locations…

Burns bill looks to put brakes on annoying e-mail

Years ago, the British comedy troupe Monty Python created a skit that made light of Spam, Hormel’s square-shaped canned pork-shoulder product, in which a waitress offering limited menu options sang, "Spam, spam, spam, spam" over…