Infrastructure & Technology
Connecting the Last Best Place to the rest of the country and the world requires strong, reliable, and up-to-date infrastructure and technology. Investments in roads, bridges, and airports ensure that Montana’s communities remain safely linked. Access to reliable internet and television broadcasts ensures Montana businesses can succeed in a modern economy, and gives folks the opportunity to connect across the state and beyond. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, Jon is leading the charge in providing rural America with access to the same technology and resources given to urban areas.
Jon is backing the Broadband DATA Act, which expands rural broadband coverage by directing the Federal Communications Commission to build more accurate broadband coverage maps. In order to reinstate Net Neutrality, Jon is a cosponsor of the Save the Internet Act of 2019, ensuring rural communities remain competitive when selling products online. And to make sure rural America isn’t left behind, Jon is fighting to make sure Montana and other rural communities are at the forefront of consideration in the race to develop a nationwide 5G wireless network.
May 24, 2021| View More
BREAKING: Following Tester’s Efforts, Amtrak Reinstates Furloughed Employees, Returns Full Daily Service to Montana’s Hi-Line Today
Full, daily Amtrak service returned to the Hi-Line today, thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Jon Tester.
May 20, 2021| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced today they are teaming up to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting critical resources to help law enforcement combat drug trafficking and increase public safety.
May 13, 2021| View More
Senator Tester Secures $15.9 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Billings to Provide Pandemic Relief, Support Critical Services
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $15,940,314 for Billings—the full allocation of local funding from the American Rescue Plan, which can be used to plug revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic and fund critical services that keep cops, firefighters, and other first responders on the beat. These funds will be …
May 12, 2021| View More
As part of his ongoing effort to ensure Montana airports are able to keep up with development projects during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Miles City’s Frank Wiley Field is receiving $2,475,968 in grant funding to install airport beacons, rehabilitate the taxiway, and …
May 12, 2021| View More
As part of his ongoing effort to ensure Montana airports are able to keep up with development projects during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Helena Regional Airport is receiving $8,846,916 in grant funding to construct a taxilane and rehabilitate an existing runway.