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.

Ennis and Big Sky to see better Internet service from $70M broadband loan

A $70 million federal loan to expand rural broadband in northern Montana will also improve Internet service for people in Big Sky and Ennis, an official with 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative said Thursday. The USDA Rural Utilities Service announced yesterday that the Fairfield-based cooperative will receive a $70 million loan to install 1,700 miles of… Continue reading Ennis and Big Sky to see better Internet service from $70M broadband loan