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Welcome to MTA
On May 17, 1955, the Montana Telephone Association was founded in Great Falls, MT. Now called the Montana Telecommunications Association (MTA) and located in Helena, MT. MTA continues to provide public policy advocacy and consultation, communications, training and education, trade shows and related services to independent rural telecommunications service providers throughout Montana. The Association is actively engaged in state and federal legislative and regulatory affairs.

MTA member companies provide advanced telecommunications services to business and residential consumers in Montana. MTA members have over $500 million of fixed investment in place, and they invest over $80 million each year in capital and operating expenditures. With tens of thousands of miles of fiber optic facilities (over 20,000 miles) deployed throughout the state (see the Montana Fiber Map link), MTA members provide access to high speed broadband Internet service to over 80% (and often near 100%) of their customers. To learn more about how MTA members are conquering the challenge of low population density and high deployment costs, download the State of Rural Broadband Report at BroadbandMT.com.

MTA’s ConnectMT™ Initiative, announced in March 2014, adopts a goal to deliver up to gigabit broadband speeds to Montana’s school, libraries and other anchor institutions by 2020. MTA members took a major step in fulfilling this commitment by announcing that every school they serve will have fiber connectivity by the end of 2017. By investing in tomorrow’s technology today, MTA members are connecting rural Montana to the future.

Membership Benefits

MTA offers membership opportunities to all telecommunications service providers in Montana.

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    Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

    MTA’s longstanding experience, reputation and effective policy expertise in Helena and Washington allow members to define and influence public policies that affect Montana’s telecommunications industry. MTA’s timely intelligence reports on Public Policy issues keep members up to date on legislative and regulatory developments, helping inform more robust business decisions.
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    Grassroots/Grasstops

    An effective network of politically connected telecom industry leaders throughout the State who can communicate issues and concerns to consumers and public officials. Action alerts on matters requiring immediate attention/action.
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    Leverage

    Enables individual companies to benefit from collective industry resources and representation
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    Education

    Seminars, workshops, trade shows keep members informed of the latest industry trends and public affairs.
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    Communications/PR

    Detailed, timely policy analysis and regular intelligence reports, press/media relations, public relations and advocacy, commentary and news, links to members and industry resources.
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    Annual Meeting

    An opportunity to catch up on business and social relationships. An agenda crowded with timely topics and national speakers.
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    Annual Vendors’ Showcase

    Over 100 vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, etc. demonstrating the latest telecommunications technologies and services
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    Montana Telecommunications Directory

    A comprehensive listing of local and interexchange carriers, industry statistics, a statewide service territory map, government listings, advertisements, and over 150 telecommunications suppliers in Montana
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    Why You Should Join MTA

    MTA is Montana’s principal forum for rural telecommunications providers to:
    Receive timely, thorough public policy intelligence
    Share their common interests
    Voice their concerns
    Leverage their resources
    Benefit from the networking, education, and public policy services of a full service trade association

    Learn how we can help add value to your business operations!
    If you have questions regarding membership opportunities for your company, call our General Manager, Geoff Feiss at 406-442-4316 or email him direct at Geoff Feiss or call our Office Manager, Angela Joki at 406-442-4316 or email her at ajoki@telecomassn.org.

PRESIDENT
Jason Williams
Blackfoot
1221 North Russell Street
Missoula, MT 59808
T: 406-541-5000

VICE-PRESIDENT
Larry Mason
Southern Montana Telephone Co.
Main Street – Hwy 43
P.O. Box 205
Wisdom, MT 59761
T: 406-689-3333

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Mike Dolezal
Range
2325 East Front Street
P.O. Box 127
Forsyth, MT 59327
T: 406-347-2226

BOARD MEMBERS:
Ty Cobb
3 Rivers Communications
202 5th Street South
P.O. Box 429
Fairfield, MT 59436
T: 406-684-5600

Randy Wilson
InterBel Telephone Cooperative
300 Dewey Avenue
P.O. Box 648
Eureka, MT 59917
T: 406-889-3311

Ken Lumpkin
Lincoln Telephone Company
111 Stemple Road
Lincoln, MT 59639
T: 406-362-4216

Mike Kilgore
Nemont Telephone Cooperative
61 Highway 13 South
P.O. Box 600
Scobey, MT 59263
T: 406-783-2200

Kirby Lohr
Northern Telephone
121 First Street North
P.O. Box 190
Sunburst, MT 59482
T: 406-432-2380

Richard Stuker
Triangle Communications
2121 Highway 2 NW
P.O. Box 1220
Havre, MT 59501
T: 406-357-3495

ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBER
Mell Petersen
Preformed Line Products
P.O. Box 91129
Cleveland, OH 44101
T: 216-308-3493

GENERAL MANAGER & LOBBYIST
Geoff  Feiss
208 N. Montana Avenue, Suite 105
Helena, MT 59601
T: 406-442-4316
M: 406-594-0424
F: 406-442-8243

OFFICE MANAGER
Angela Joki
208 N. Montana Avenue, Suite 105
Helena, MT 59601
T: 406-442-4316
F: 406-442-8243

AUDITOR
Randall J. Boyson, C.P.A.
Douglas Wilson & Company, P.C.
P.O. Box 2845
Great Falls, MT 59403
T: 406-761-4645
F: 406-761-4619

3 Rivers Communications

202 5th Street South
P.O. Box 429
Fairfield, MT 59436
T: 406-467-2535
F: 406-467-5055

General Manager: David Gibson

Businesses and Services: High Speed Internet, Exede, Fixed Wireless, Special Access/Transport Services, Managed Services, Cloud Services, Web Hosting, Electronic Billing, Interactive Educational Television/Video Conferencing, Local and Long Distance Telephone Service, Equal Access, Phone System Sales and Service, CPE, Custom Calling Features, Voice Mail, Conference Bridge Service, Operator Services, IPTV, CableTV.

Technologies: ATM, Signaling System 7, SONET, Gigabit Ethernet Services, FTTH.

Montana Counties Served: Beaverhead, Cascade, Choteau, Gallatin, Glacier, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Madison, Pondera, Silver Bow, Teton, Toole

Blackfoot

1221 North Russell
Missoula, MT 59808
T: 406-541-5000
F: 406-541-5333

7330 Shedhorn Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718
T: 406-541-5000
F: 406-541-5333

110 East Main Street
St. Anthony, ID 83445
T: 208-624-7300

CEO: Jason Williams

Businesses and Services: Fiber to the Home Broadband, Broadband Internet, Ethernet Integrated Services, Managed WAN, Local and Long Distance Phone, Hosted IP Phone, IT Solutions, Network Security Services, Colocation Cloud Solutions, Web Hosting and Conferencing Solutions, MPLS Layer 3 Private Networks.

Technologies: Carrier Ethernet, SONET, DWDM, MPLS, GPON, BGP, Fiber Optics, Ethernet over copper.

Montana Counties Served: Granite, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders
Idaho Counties Served: Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison

InterBel Telephone

300 Dewey Avenue
P.O. Box 648
Eureka, MT 59917
T: 406-889-3311
F: 406-889-3787

Manager: Randy Wilson

Businesses and Services: Cable Television, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, DSL/Broadband (FTTH), ISP, Voice Mail, SS7, Caller ID, Centrex, Long Distance, Internal Support, Phone Shop.

Technologies: SONET, Digital Subscriber Loops, Ethernet, VOIP, TDM.

Montana Counties Served: Lincoln

Lincoln Telephone Company

111 Stemple Road
Lincoln, MT 59639
T: 406-362-4216
F: 406-362-4606

General Manager: Ken Lumpkin

Businesses and Services: Cable Television, Long Distance, CPE, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Internet Services, Voice Mail, ADSL.

Montana Counties Served: Lewis & Clark

Nemont

61 Highway 13 South
P.O. Box 600
Scobey, MT 59263
T: 406-783-2200
F: 406-783-5283

CEO/General Manager: Mike Kilgore

Businesses and Services: Local and Long Distance Phone Service, Phone Systems, Caller ID Service, Conference Bridge Service, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Interactive Educational Television/Videoconferencing, Broadband Internet Services, Voice Mail, ADSL, Wireless Service, HPBX, IPTV.

Technologies: Wireless CDMA, FTTP, FTTH, Soft Switch, HPBX, ADSL, VDSL, IPTV.

Montana Counties Served: Blaine, Daniels, McCone, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley
North Dakota Counties Served: Divide

Northern Telephone

121 First Street North
P.O. Box 190
Sunburst, MT 59482
T: 406-937-2114
F: 406-937-7530

Manager: Mike Sheard

Businesses and Services: Telecommunications and Broadband Internet Services, CPE, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Voice Mail, Hosted PBX Systems, Voice and Video Conferencing Services, Special Access/Data Transport Services, Ethernet Services, Collocation/Data Center Services.

Technologies: ATM, SONET, DSL, SS7, Gigabit Ethernet, FTTH.

Montana Counties Served: Glacier, Liberty, Toole

Range

2325 East Front Street
P.O. Box 127
Forysth, MT 59327
T: 406-347-2226
F: 406-347-2401

CEO/Manager: Mike Dolezal

Businesses and Services: Local & Long Distance, Phone Systems, Online Billings, Dial Up & High Speed Internet, Centrex, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Interactive Educational Television/Videoconferencing, Voice Mail, DSL, WildBlue, Smart Premise Monitoring/Surveillance, Special Access/Transport Services.

Technologies: Signaling System 7, SONET, DWDM, Digital Switches, Soft Switches.

Montana Counties Served: Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Powder River, Rosebud, Treasure
Wyoming Countries Served: Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan, Weston

Southern Montana Telephone Co.

Main Street, Highway 43
P.O. Box 205
Wisdom, MT 59761
T: 406-689-3333
F: 406-689-3959

General Manager: Larry Mason

Businesses and Services: CLASS, Voice Mail, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Broadband, Long Distance, IPTV.

Technologies: FTTH, Soft Switch.

Montana Counties Served: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow

Triangle Communications

2121 Highway 2 NW
P.O. Box 1220
Havre, MT 59501
T: 406-394-7807
F: 406-394-7801

General Manager: Craig Gates

Businesses and Services: CPE, Custom Calling Features, Equal Access, Interactive Educational Television/Videoconferencing, Internet Service, Voice Mail, CLASS Features, Long Distance, ADSL.

Technologies: ATM, SONET, DSL, CDMA.

Montana Counties Served: Blaine, Choteau, Fergus, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, Meagher, Musselshell, Park, Phillips, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland, Yellowstone