Broadband Survey/Test Available
September 13, 2023
The Montana Department of Administration is asking residents to participate in a ConnectMT SpeedSurvey to help identify parts of the state that need internet access.
According to Department of Administration Communications Director Megan Grotzke, the test/survey available online at https://mtspeedsurvey.com/surveys/connectmt/ was developed by CTC Technology & Energy to help the ConnectMT identify areas with connectivity issues.
The survey/test will show Montana residents if their internet service is unserved or underserved. In July, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced that the state would receive more than $628 million in federal funding to expand reliable broadband in unserved and underserved communities.
"As we work to expand access to reliable broadband in unserved and underserved Montana communities, we want to hear from Montanans about their internet service," said Department of Administration Director Misty Ann Giles. "I encourage all Montanans to take the SpeedSurvey to help us learn more about connectivity issues as we work to close the digital divide."
Grotzke said the Department of Administration could use the survey results to refine its existing broadband data and assess the affordability of internet service.
"The Department can also use the data to guide its own testing efforts, including sending engineers to test download and upload speeds once the survey identifies regions that need further assessment," Grotzke said.