Infrastructure & Technology
Jon's #ConnectMT Initiative will connect Montanans—both in person and online—through 21st Century technology and infrastructure. His plan will expand Montana's access to reliable internet, responsibly invest in roads, bridges, airports, guarantee that rural calls can be completed, and strengthen local broadcasting.
Jon believes that strong infrastructure can help businesses create jobs, allow students to reach their full potential, and spur growth among local economies across Montana.
Jon understands that for Montana businesses to succeed in the modern economy, they need access to the latest technology so they can sell their world-class products across the globe.
Using his seat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, Jon has successfully secured grant funding for Montana airports, transportation projects, broadband, and water systems.
July 17, 2019| View More
Senators questioned Facebook's plans to launch a new virtual currency on Tuesday while noting the company's past privacy breaches, including its release of consumer data during the 2016 presidential race.
July 16, 2019| View More
As Facebook Plans to Roll Out New Cryptocurrency, Tester Grills Official on Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention
As Facebook plans their 2020 roll out of Libra-a new global cryptocurrency-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today grilled the …
July 15, 2019| View More
Broadband Coverage Maps Must be More Accurate, Tester & Bipartisan Group of Senators Tell Federal Communications Commission
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawaii), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan)-all members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee-are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific, concrete steps to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps.
July 10, 2019| View More
As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced more than $20 million in federal funding to upgrade 15 airports across the state.