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Meeting discusses how to expand broadband internet


Last updated 12/8/2022 at 11:08am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Summit Consulting Manager Christian Piccolo speaks Wednesday in Havre Inn and Suites during a meeting about expanding broadband access in Montana.

ConnectMT held a meeting in Havre Wednesday to discuss a number of ways the state may use the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, passed in 2021, to increase broadband access to unserved and underserved locations in Montana.

Christian Piccolo, manager of Summit Consulting, which is working with Montana on developing a plan for using the hundreds of millions of dollars Montana likely will receive to serve these communities.

Piccolo said Montana is almost certainly not going to get enough money to reach every unserved location with fiber-optic cables, which would be ideal, but based on...

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