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HELENA, Mont., April 22, 2024 (Newswire.com) – Montana Internet, Helena’s first Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now the first to offer fiber internet to several underserved areas across Lewis & Clark County. The Company has announced its latest initiative to connect hundreds of homes and businesses in Helena Valley Northeast along Lincoln Road between I-15 and the Causeway.

At the end of last year, the company’s in-house fiber crew completed nine miles of new backbone construction between Fox Ridge Golf Course and Collins Drive, a substantial undertaking that involved a complex aerial crossing at the Causeway Bridge. On February 12th of this year, the Company completed the construction, lit up its fiber optic backbone, and installed the first-ever fiber optic connection in the Northeast Valley at a home on Fantasy Road. Thanks to this project, Montana Internet is paving the way for hundreds of nearby residents and businesses to experience the transformative advantages of fiber optic speeds and reliability.

According to Lacey Brelje, Montana Internet’s Chief Operating Officer, affordability is at the heart of the Company’s fiber strategy. “We aren’t only focused on building Montana’s network of the future. We also want to ensure that every Montanan can afford access.” The provider offers residential fiber plans starting at a highly competitive rate of only $65 per month, with pricing guaranteed for life. “We believe that exceptional internet should be accessible to all without contracts, hidden fees, price increases, or the necessity to bundle services you don’t need,” said Brelje. 

Montana Internet continues to receive positive feedback from its customers who have experienced the benefits of the provider’s fiber service. Rodger McMillan, a homeowner located on Lake Helena Drive, expressed gratitude for the blazing-fast fiber internet connection and praised the helpfulness of the Montana Internet team. Joe Beausoleil, a customer located near Fox Ridge Golf Course, commended the exceptional quality of service and highlighted their amazement at the painless fiber installation process. Mary Phelps, a residential customer near Lake Helena, recognized the outstanding customer service and described Montana Internet’s fiber internet as “amazing.” These are just a few testimonials confirming Montana Internet’s long-standing commitment to delivering top-notch service.

To mark their recent achievements, Montana Internet will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Causeway Bridge in early May. The event will be attended by their entire team, including company founders and board members, Lewis & Clark County representatives, customer champions, and partners who played a crucial role in making their expansion to the Northeast Valley possible. This celebration also commemorates Montana Internet’s 30th anniversary, showcasing decades of service to communities across Southwestern Montana.

Montana Internet has built 13 “fiberhoods” in the Helena region, with another 10 slated for completion this year. They also offer fiber internet in select areas of Boulder and Clancy. But they aren’t just bringing fiber to residential customers. The company’s fiber network feeds Saint Peter’s Hospital, Carroll College, the Helena Regional Airport, all five East Helena Public Schools, Boulder City offices, and Jefferson County’s internal network, to name a few.

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from our customers and community throughout our many fiber projects and over the three decades we have been operating. Our mission to build a more connected Montana wouldn’t be possible without that support, and it certainly continues to inspire us to keep building,” stated Montana Internet CEO Josh Romandia.

The company will announce additional fiber projects in Helena, Broadwater County, and Jefferson County and the launch of its next-generation fixed-wireless service in the coming weeks. For more information about Montana Internet, including service availability and career opportunities, visit www.mt.net or call the Helena office at (406) 443-3347.

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