ConnectMT

The Communications Advisory Commission is responsible reviewing recommendations for funding communications projects using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Communications Advisory Commission will review recommendations for projects related to broadband infrastructure. 


The challenge window closed June 4, 2022 and challenges are currently being reviewed.


ConnectMT Website

Next Meetings:
TBD

Supporting Documents:

NTCA Broadband Infrastructure Playbook

Federal Broadband Funding Guide

RDOF Phase 1 Montana Results (map)

Building a Better America: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook

2022 MTA Comments - NTIA on implementing the IJA BEAD broadband investment program.
2021 MTA Comments - ConnectMT Program

Past Meeting Recordings:
April 19, 2022 (slides)
MACO Meeting (slides)
March 8, 10, 11, 2022 technical assistance meetings
March 11, 2022 (technical assistance Butte) - recording Passcode: JD6kNA?K
March 10, 2022 (technical assistance Polson) - recording Passcode: Z$T=%7kc
February 10, 2022 -Slides
February 7, 2022
 - Slides
January 28, 2022
December 22, 2021

November 18, 2021
September 14, 2021
Broadband Commission Update: 8/20/21
Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Communications Commission

Sen Jason Ellsworth, Chair, R – Hamilton
Misty Giles, Vice-Chair, Director of the Department of Administration
Sen. Dan Salomon, R – Ronan
Sen Janet Ellis, D – Helena
Rep. Mike Hopkins, R – Missoula
Rep Ed Buttrey, R – Great Falls
Rep Katie Sullivan, D – Missoula
Scott Osterman, Director of the Department of Commerce
Scott Sales, Director of the Montana Department of Lottery and former legislative leader