MEDA Broadband Working Group

About Us

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

Next Meeting:   Pending; usually meets 2nd and 4th Monday at 2:00pm
 

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; Geoff Feiss, MT Telecommunications Assoc.; Brian Obert, MBAC; Allison Corbyn, Big Sky EDA;  Diane Smith, American Rural, Entrepreneur; Jason Williams, Blackfoot Communications; Chris Manos, MBAC;  Russ Fletcher, MATR.net; Jason Moothart, Interbel Telephone, Anne Boothe, Rural Montana Freelance; 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; Andy Shirtliff, SBA; Corey Hageman, Sweetgrass Development; and Gloria O'Rourke, MEDA.

Resources

MEDA NextGen Broadband Subcommittee Press Release

MEDA NextGen Broadband Committee Legislative Themes

MATR.net Next Gen Broadband in Montana Articles

State Broadband Policies:  What Impacts Rural Availability?

Meeting Notes
Letter regarding SB297

May 17, 2021
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March 29, 2021 Special Mtg
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