rural broadband

A Blackfoot Communications employee installs conduit for fiber optic cable near St. Ignatius, Montana, June 2020.
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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. 

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester says rural America is now one step closer to better broadband coverage.

The Broadband Data Act that cleared the U.S Senate this week is on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk where it’s expected to be signed into law.

Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester announced legislation today he says addresses rising suicide rates among farmers.

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The Montana Cable Telecommunications Association is disbanding after 60 years of advocating for the interests of cable television operators.

The board of directors for the Montana Cable Telecommunications Association voted to disband earlier this month.