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. And 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 worked across the aisle for months to negotiate his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which made significant and urgently-needed investments in Montana’s roads, bridges, airports, high-speed internet, water systems, public transportation, and more. Jon worked with five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House to craft a law that will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs while making targeted investments to strengthen our nation—without raising taxes on working families.

Jon is also backing the Broadband DATA Act, which expands rural broadband coverage by directing the Federal Communications Commission to build more accurate broadband coverage maps. And he served as part of a bipartisan working group tasked with passing the Chips and Science Act—legislation to maintain America’s competitive technological edge over China by boosting manufacturing capacity and keeping jobs in America.

Tester Secures More Than $8.5 Million for High-Speed Internet in Yellowstone and Big Horn Counties
Funding will come from USDA’s ReConnect Program In his continued effort to close the digital divide in rural communities, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he secured $8,579,820 for Montana in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service...
Tester Secures $3.6 Million for Missoula Montana Airport
Funding will be used to expand the Airport’s deicing apron U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he secured $3,600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Grant funds for the Missoula Montana Airport to expand the existing deicing apron...
Tester Secures $5,627,414 for Three Forks Airport
Funding will be used to extend taxiway, install taxiway lighting, rehabilitate apron, and rehabilitate runway U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he secured $5,627,414 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Grant funds for the Three Forks Airport to...