MEDA Broadband Committee

About Us

This group formed as a result of the Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools Report.  The committee's overall purpose is to encourage Montana to develop a bold strategy for broadband and 5G deployment statewide. 

Next Meeting:  December 14th, 2pm.  No meeting Dec 28th. This committee meets each 2nd and 4th Monday.

Participants:  Tracy McIntyre, MT Cooperative Development, Chair; Brit Fontenot, City of Bozeman EDO; Paul Tuss, Bear Paw Development; Adam Vauthier, Anaconda Local Development; Mehmet Casey, Downtown Billings Alliance; Jerry Meerkatz, Montana West; Geoff Feiss, MT Telecommunications Assoc.; Brian Obert, MBAC; Allison Corbyn, Big Sky EDA;  Diane Smith, American Rural, Entrepreneur; Jason Williams, Blackfoot Communications; Gordon Fowler, Bozeman Fiber; Steve Simonson, Beartooth RC&D; Russ Fletcher,; Jason Moothart, Interbel Telephone, Anne Boothe, Rural Montana Freelance; Charles Robison, USDA; Paul Gladen, Accelerate MT and Blackstone Launchpad; Karl Unterschuetz, Accelerate Montana Rural Innovation Initative;  Mary Roehr, Charter Communications, Bethany Chinadle, Triangle Communications, Michael Mattmiller, Microsoft; Aimee Grmoljez, MT Chamber Foundation; Paul DeWolfe, Access Consulting; Stephen Walter, MWED; and Gloria O'Rourke, MEDA.

Resources Next Gen Broadband in Montana Articles

State Broadband Policies:  What Impacts Rural Availability?

Meeting Notes

December 4, 2020
November 23, 2020
November 9, 2020
October 26, 2020
October 12, 2020
September 28, 2020
September 14, 2020
August 24, 2020
August 10, 2020

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