Anne Boothe

A Blackfoot Communications employee installs conduit for fiber optic cable near St. Ignatius, Montana, June 2020.
Charles Bolte/Yellowstone Public Radio

 

This story is part of our series that looks at lasting ways Montana is adapting during the pandemic. It’s funded in part by the Solutions Journalism Network.

For years, economic developers have touted the possibilities for people to live in Montana and work for companies that aren’t here. The COVID-19 shutdown has, in some ways, offered proof of that concept.