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Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

Governor hosts Wyoming broadband summit

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is hosting the third annual Wyoming Broadband Summit next month to bring industry leaders and local officials together with the aim of improving broadband access in the state.

September 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Phone scam targets Montana area code

Better Business Bureau is warning Montana residents with a 406 area code of a phone scam that appears to come from a legitimate Verizon customer service phone number.

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CAEDA seeks new fiber optic link for Casper

CASPER, Wyo. -- Casper's opportunities for attracting data centers and other high-tech business would improve with a connection to the Interstate 80 fiber optic cable corridor, said officials for the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance. They said they'll fund a study on the cost and va…

September 08, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Want better cell service in Wyoming? Mobile app aims to track dead zones

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyomingites can help cure the state of its numerous cellphone dead zones by downloading a free app onto their smartphones.

July 30, 2013 7:24 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: America’s broadband blues hinder our economy

Over the past year, America’s broadband report card, in my estimation, has gone from a D to a C minus. Although the United States has definitely shown signs of improvement in high-speed Internet access, the achievements have been mostly in mobile broadband, not the wired broadband we need fo…

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Guest opinion: Government has no business running telecom networks

There’s a myth spreading around in government circles that the private sector can’t be trusted to deliver vital telecommunications services to our nation’s communities. Therefore, the solution is — you guessed it  —taxpayer-funded, government-owned telecom networks.

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MSU offers online class on the Bakken

Montana State University in Bozeman will offer an online, noncredit class on the Bakken oil development.

January 11, 2013 9:07 amLoading…

Half of executive branch employees got broadband pay hikes

HELENA — About half of the executive branch employees in state government have received pay increases this fiscal year under the state’s “broadband” pay plan, even though the 2011 Legislature froze their base pay.

June 14, 2012 9:01 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: High-speed broadband can spur success in rural Montana

The arrival of high-speed broadband access to the Internet is having the same effect on rural America as the arrival of electricity and telephone service: It is transformational.

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Wyoming broadband survey looking for service gaps

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council is asking residents of the state’s northwest corner to help identify gaps in broadband Internet service, a move that could help close service loopholes in the future.

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County residents invited to give input on broadband network

The state of Montana and the Beartooth Resource Conservation and Development District plan a workshop on expanding Internet access and capabilities to assist the state in identifying Montana’s specific needs in the development of a statewide broadband plan.

October 20, 2011 10:09 pmLoading…

CenturyLink deal to bring Ethernet service to northern Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — Students in parts of northern Wyoming will see Ethernet broadband service reach their schools by the end of this year, a move that promises to enhance education now limited by bandwidth.

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Rural US sharing fed money for broadband Internet

RICHMOND, Va. - Telecommunications companies in 16 states are sharing more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to rural America.

August 22, 2011 10:10 amLoading…

North-central Montana telephone co-op lands $70M loan for broadband build-out

HELENA — A Montana telephone cooperative landed a $70 million federal loan Wednesday that will enable it to expand high-speed Internet and television service into rural north-central Montana and two towns in southwest Montana.

July 27, 2011 4:37 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Tribes, ag businesses need path to digital future

The American Indian Foods project represents a growing number of Native-owned businesses that employ the time-tested methods of growing, cultivating and harvesting food consistent with our respect for the land. Yet their products often sound more like the shopping list at a chic urban health…

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Broadband meeting planned in Cody

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Rural Development Council invites northwest Wyoming residents to join in a discussion about benefits and access issues related to high speed Internet service at a 10 a.m. meeting July 11 in the Park County Library's Grizzly Hall in Cody.

June 22, 2011 8:35 pmLoading…
Perservance paid off for Internet whiz

Perservance paid off for Internet whiz

KALISPELL — In the basement of one of Kalispell’s historic east-side homes, Mike Apgar helps make sure computer users the world over are getting what they pay for from their Internet service providers.

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Fed-funded plan brings cable Internet directly to 1,700 homes, businesses on Crow Reservation

HELENA — It won’t be completed until 2013, but the $19.5 million federal stimulus-funded Internet project for the Crow Indian Reservation will bring high-speed, cable Internet access to 1,700 homes and businesses on the rural reservation.

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$11.6M from feds will pay for Jackson broadband

JACKSON — Over $11 million in federal grants will help pay for a broadband connection for the Jackson area, providing the valley with its first hardwire Internet connection.

July 06, 2010 9:44 amLoading…

Stimulus to expand broadband service in Montana

HELENA  — A telephone cooperative and the Montana State Library will receive stimulus money to expand high-speed Internet service on the Crow Indian Reservation and at 42 public libraries.

July 02, 2010 9:38 amLoading…

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