The state of Montana has taken two major steps to help close the digital divide. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced both that the state released a new statewide broadband service map, and has opened applications for its ConnectMT Program.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte launched CareInMontana.com, a new website intended to recruit qualified healthcare providers to move to Montana.
A bipartisan group of House members introduced legislation on Jan. 16 that would use broadband service data mapping to identify areas of the country where high rates of poor maternal health overlap with a lack of broadband service access.