The Meeting theme was “Building Connections & Community”. MISSOULA, MT – More than 450 member owners and guests of Blackfoot Communications met April 27th in Missoula for the celebration of the cooperative’s 70th year in business. The Annual Cooperative Meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn was themed “Building Connections & Community.” “Once again, our […]

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(Missoula, MT) – A year-long celebration recognizing 70 years doing business in western Montana is on tap for Blackfoot Communications in 2024.  Founded in the age of “party lines” and early telephone networks, to bring basic telephone service to rural areas around Missoula, Blackfoot has grown to become a leader in digital communications and bringing […]

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Cooperatives are vital to Montana’s economy and a unique part of rural communities (Missoula) – Throughout Montana’s history, cooperatives have played an important role in stimulating economic development and providing access to critical goods and services while remaining committed to local ownership and governance. Blackfoot Communications recognizes the positive impact of cooperatives throughout October. Blackfoot […]

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(Missoula, MT) – Today, Blackfoot Communications announced the completion of a project upgrading an aging copper wire network to fiber optic cable. Starting in 2018, the project cost over $11 million, installing over 380 miles of fiber serving nearly 1,000 locations throughout much of the St. Ignatius area. “Families, businesses, and schools in St. Ignatius […]

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Blackfoot Communications and Southern Montana Telephone were awarded $11.75 million from the NTIA Middle Mile Grant Program that supports new fiber construction in remote areas. This project adds 137 miles of new ‘middle mile’ fiber, broadband infrastructure that does not connect directly to an end-user location, in Western Montana. The total project cost of nearly […]

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Cooperative members selected board of trustees and learned about upcoming fiber projects Over 250 members of the Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative gathered in Missoula on April 29 to select a board of trustees, celebrate achievements from the previous year and learn about future fiber projects. “Our annual meeting is a meaningful and important part of how […]

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