KULR8: Montana senator pushes for rural broadband

BILLINGS – Today Senator Steve Daines pressed the FCC to close the gap between rural and urban communities and to expand connectivity in rural areas to make broadband service more accessible to all Montanans.

Daines pushed the USDA last week for quicker action to provide broadband for thousands of Montanans currently without service. Earlier this year, he worked with the federal government to make sure this issue was a top priority.

He is now pushing for bringing connectivity to unserved communities rather than those that already have access.

Both Senator Daines and Senator Jon Tester are pushing for broadband initiatives that will bridge the digital divide between urban and rural America.