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May 16, 2018

Tester Votes to Protect Free and Open Internet in Montana

Senator Passes Bipartisan Resolution to Guarantee Access to World’s Greatest Source of Information


(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after voting for legislation to protect net neutrality:

"Without this legislation big corporations can block Montanans from accessing the world's greatest source of information. When Washington bureaucrats repealed net neutrality, they threatened Montana's students, small business owners, and farmers. This bill will restore a free and open internet, putting businesses, classrooms, and health care just a click away."

Tester's bipartisan resolution will void the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal net neutrality, reinstating rules to keep corporations from throttling websites and imposing unnecessary fees.

Today's vote also advances Tester's #ConnectMT initiative, which seeks to connect folks across Big Sky Country-both online and in person-by investing in Montana's roads, bridges, broadband, wifi, cellular and landline infrastructures.

Tester's resolution passed the Senate 52-47 and will now go to the House of Representatives for a vote.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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