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Montana's State Broadband Website

Montana's State Broadband Website

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Montana Broadband

Connecting Across the Big Sky

Montana Broadband

Connecting Across the Big Sky

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Montana Broadband Program

The Montana Broadband Program is now closed.

The Program was funded through the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It ran from Jan 1, 2010 through Dec 31, 2014.

Questions can be directed to the Montana Public Safety Communications Bureau.

One of the main goals of the Broadband Program was to collect broadband coverage data and submit that to NTIA, for developing national coverage maps. These maps and other information can be found at   For more information you can also visit NTIA’s website. background image of Montana
Please continue to use the educational media and other resources on this site. Thank you for visiting!

Broadband touches all parts of Montana through economic development, education, healthcare, public safety, ranching, agriculture, and civic engagement. It is transforming the way businesses — large and small — function, communicate and grow.

Access to the world through broadband helps to allow these entities create and disseminate information, literature, forms, policies, and business at a rate of speed and level that could not otherwise be achieved.

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Fort Benton, Montana

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Broadband, once considered a convenience, is now increasingly looked at as an essential medium for delivering these services.
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Through this program, and working with Montana citizens, businesses, governments and Indian Country, the Montana Broadband Program has brought broadband into focus, helping it's citizens prosper and break through the digital divide. [more...]

What is Broadband?

Broadband usually refers to high-speed internet connections.

Broadband access is different from dial-up access, in that broadband connections are typically ON all the time, compared to "dialing" in on a phone line to an Internet Service Provider.

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Broadband is high-speed Internet service made available through your local telephone or cable provider and increasingly over wireless networks. [more...]

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Lockwood, Montana
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