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.
August 1, 2021| View More
Senator: "Our country can't wait another minute for this legislation"
July 23, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that SkyWest Airlines is set to begin daily service from Butte to Denver and Salt Lake City.
July 20, 2021| View More
Canada is set to open its border to fully-vaccinated U.S. travelers for nonessential travel starting August 9. U.S. Senator Jon Tester, who has been pushing the Canadian government to open the border as quickly and safely as possible because of the enormous impact on Montana’s economy, released the following statement:
July 15, 2021| View More
Amid a historic drought gripping Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that impacted Montana farmers and ranchers will begin receiving financial and technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA also announced that, following a Tester push, emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres may be …
July 14, 2021| View More
In a historic win for Montanans living and working on the Hi-Line, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured up to $100 million in dedicated funding to rehabilitate the Milk River Project as a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework he recently negotiated with the White House and nine of his …