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Reforming pole access rules could mean $1.7 billion for Montana


Last updated 3/11/2022 at 12:17pm

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1 in 3 Montanans still lack access to reliable, high-speed broadband, and along with it the wide range of educational, commerce, health, and social opportunities critical to success in the 21st century. Montana’s number of unconnected residents –already three times the national average – is even more dire when we focus on the state’s rural communities, where an astounding 3 in 5 residents still lack connectivity. While Montana’s policymakers and industry leaders have made progress to close the state’s digital divide and r...

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