Montana’s independent rural telecommunications companies strengthen our communities by empowering education, expanding economic opportunity, improving access to health care, and connecting friends and family.
In a state celebrated for its wide-open spaces, rural telecoms are investing millions of dollars each year to build out the capacity and connections that will serve future generations of Montanans. Because a connected Montana is a stronger Montana.
On this site you can learn more about how we, the member companies and cooperatives of the Montana Telecommunications Association, are addressing Montana’s unique challenges. You can also download the full report, 2016 State of Rural Broadband in Montana.
We’ve Got Your Back(bone)
Providing service to 70 percent of the state’s geography, we are using broadband technology to connect communities all across Big Sky Country.
Montana's fiber optic network
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2016 State of Rural Broadband Report
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Our connections, our strength
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What Works for Montana, Helps Montana Work
Telecommunications technology affects every aspect of our lives and livelihood.
Divided by Distance, Connected by Technology
Montana’s sparse population and vast open spaces create complex and unique challenges when it comes to building out a robust, future-proof telecommunications network. In this video, learn the scope of the challenge and what we’re doing to address it.
Wide Open, All In
We bring unique solutions every day to the challenges in our communities and beyond. By investing millions of dollars each year to expand and enhance our state’s fiber optic network, we have already connected over 100,000 square miles with a backbone that supports digital telephony, video, wireless, internet and other vital products and services.
To see how MTA members are helping Montana communities conquer the digital divide, click on any logo, below.