State Employees in Lincoln County See Improved Services
State employees in Montana's Lincoln County are enjoying greater bandwidth, improved connectivity and faster Internet speeds thanks to new fiber optic connections in that rural area. The improved service was made possible by an unprecedented partnership between the state, Charter Communications and Vision Net, in conjunction with Montana West and Montana Sky Networks as a result of a fiber build that was part of the BROADBAND USA project. After some delays, the fiber solution was implemented in early December. Click on the headline to learn more.
Montana is trending up in the 2014 Digital States Survey, completed every two years by the Center for Digital Government. The 2014 results were recently published online and in September's Government Technology Magazine. Montana moved up in the standings - from a C+ in 2012 to a B in 2014. The center evaluated the digital technology practices of all 50 states, assigning each state a grade based on quantifiable results in better serving citizens and streamlining operations. Overall, since the last biennial survey in 2012, grades improved for 21 states, declined for 12 and remained the...
Employees with four state agencies received awards at the 2014 Montana Government IT Conference, Dec. 9-12, 2014, in Helena, in recognition of their innovation and dedication to completing challenging IT projects. Click on the headline to learn more.