Better connected under the Big Sky


Last updated 5/14/2021 at 10:21am

Without a doubt, improving access to high-speed internet was necessary before the pandemic, but since COVID hit, the “digital divide” in Montana has only become more apparent.

Tuesday May 11, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed “The ConnectMT Act — To establish broadband deployment,” Senate Bill 29, into law. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Jason Ellsworth of Hamilton and passed the Montana Legislature overwhelmingly.

  This new law leverages $275 million in federal money available through the American Rescue Plan Act to expand broadband infrastructure and access throughout Montana. It...

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