This month, Montana Senator John Tester announced the $266 million allocated for high-speed internet development in rural Montana, coming from the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
“Access to high speed internet is one of the biggest keys to success for Montana’s students, families, and small businesses,” said Tester. “If we want to compete in the 21st century, it’s critical that folks can stay connected from every corner of the state, and this investment from the American Rescue Plan will help to make that a reality. Between ARPA and my bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we’re well on our way to ensuring that all Montanans have the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly online world.”
The high-speed internet funding will come from Montana’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) and Montana’s Capital Projects allocation.