CenturyLink gets money for rural broadband and other news

Internet provider CenturyLink is in the news today for good or ill. The Associated Press and other outlets [report](http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505250_162-57481222/centurylink-gets-$1.9m-for-mont-rural-broadband/) that the company will receive $1.9 million from the FCC to provide broadband to rural areas of Montana. THE FCC says the money will provide access to 6,300 residents who currently don’t have broadband. Roughly 55… Continue reading CenturyLink gets money for rural broadband and other news

Montana Opticom proposes fiber-optic line from Belgrade to Big Sky

Montana Opticom, the ISP that in 2010 received $64 million in federal stimulus money to lay fiber-optic cable for broadband in the western portion of Gallatin County, recently applied for permission to bury some of that cable on forest service land.

Gallatin County approves ViaSat dishes west of Bozeman

A Carlsbad, Calif.-based communications company won approval from the Gallatin County Commission last week to build a pair of 34-foot-tall satellite dishes along Love Lane west of Bozeman. The dishes will be connected to fiber-optic landlines and will provide high-speed data for government and civilian use, the company, ViaSat Inc., wrote in a letter filed… Continue reading Gallatin County approves ViaSat dishes west of Bozeman