Saving Rural America

I want to share with you today a great article that really describes WHY we do what we do everyday at Mid-Rivers, why we are building broadband in our rural communities as fast as we can, and why this month we will also be awarding $35,000 in grants to our rural communities. The Digital Spring: …Read more Saving Rural America

Wi-Fi? Data? Internet? WTH?

Through all the extra contact we've had with customers this week thanks to "Unlimited" data suddenly not being so unlimited (who knew, right?  See this post, last paragraph), one big take-away was that it's not always easy to understand where your "data access" comes from.  As long my phone says I'm connected and my Facebook…Read more Wi-Fi? Data? Internet? WTH?

Fairness, Customer Experience, & Rural Broadband

Mid-Rivers' revolutionary Wide Open Internet service was recently featured in the national industry publication Telecompetitor.  That level of exposure always comes with a certain amount of skepticism from the outside world, where corporate for-profit Internet Service Providers are public enemy #1 and there are those who believe the Internet is - or should be -…Read more Fairness, Customer Experience, & Rural Broadband

Feeding You Fiber

Our Mid-Rivers construction crew and two contractors have been installing fiber cable at a rapid pace this summer, which is one of the few positive things that comes out of having little to no moisture all year.  Our own crew is nearing completion of a Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) build-out in the town of…Read more Feeding You Fiber

Independence Day

In Eastern Montana we take the concept of Independence very seriously.  Many of our families ended up settling here because they had the tenacity to tough it out when others didn't.  We value the independent spirit and the freedoms that we are able to enjoy in this country thanks to the sacrifices of so many.…Read more Independence Day

The Real Value of Wide Open

As our local employees have talked to customers during the process of bringing Wide Open Internet to everyone, some of our heaviest Internet users have expressed concerns about moving to a usage-based plan.  They point out to us that neighboring co-ops are still providing "unlimited" Internet plans, and they want us to go back to…Read more The Real Value of Wide Open

Giving Away the Farm

As a Cooperative with a very large regional footprint (30,000 square miles, 23 K-12 schools, 15 country and elementary schools, and 11 county seats, each with their own public library, Senior Citizen Center, and swimming pool) - and as a provider of services that touch nearly everyone at some point, Mid-Rivers gets our share of…Read more Giving Away the Farm