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Letter to the Editor - Montana needs access to high-speed internet

 

March 16, 2018



Editor,

According to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report, 39 percent of rural Americans, roughly 23 million people, do not have access to high-speed internet. Whether it’s a student taking a class via distance learning, a small clinic practicing telemedicine, or a small business using e-commerce platforms, expanding high-speed broadband access will have incredible benefits for rural Montana.

Today in Montana, approximately 50,000 residents are unable to access reliable internet. Even more are experiencing poor cellphone service in their communitie...



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