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MATR Newsletter – June 23, 2021
The state with the best education wins!

3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband Programs

3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband Programs – Dedicated offices, planning and technical assistance, competitive grant programs are essential

NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide across the Country

NTIA map links poverty usage and broadband access by compiling data sets to show where high-poverty communities are located with relation to internet usage patterns and access

Could a fiber conduit interstate boost U.S. broadband competition?

In an interview with Fierce, Pandit pitched the construction of a conduit highway akin to the Interstate, which would allow fiber to be more easily run between cities and town


Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s Goal: One Year, 10,000 Jobs, 50K Salaries

The Comeback Plan strives to boost the state’s economy, cuts taxes, roll back regulations, expand concealed carry of firearms and restrict access to abortion, among other social and fiscal policies.

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Montana Department of Commerce

Northwestern Energy

Big Sky Economic Development

Prospera Business Network

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

Next Generation Broadband in Montana


Funding and Building your Business

21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”

  • National Archery in the Schools Program aims to introduce kids to the sport

    “The national program has taken a look at kids and surveyed them and found that this program has actually helped with their attendance because they came to school when they were shooting and it also helped with their grades because it showed them something new that they learned and could be successful at and helped them with other things in their life too and their confidence,” added Schmaltz.

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Energy and Climate Change

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