The theme of Co-op Month 2018 this October is "See The Future," which really hits home here at Mid-Rivers. It can sometimes be hard for members and others to see how the decisions we are making today are setting the stage for a vibrant rural economy in 5, 10, 15 or 20 years, but that…Read more October is #CoopMonth – #SeeTheFuture
It's officially construction season. Not just road construction, but fiber construction! And if you are doing any of your own excavations in yards, fencing projects or any other digging, PLEASE make sure to Call 811 at least two (2) full BUSINESS days before you dig. You don't want to be the one who cuts off…Read more Construction Season!
Mid-Rivers recently completed our 2017 audit process, the conclusion of which is a presentation of the findings to the Board of Trustees and management. (The audit report is available for review by the Cooperative's membership in the Circle headquarters office, and a financial report will be presented at the Annual Meeting on May 31 in…Read more Investing in Our Communities
The Net Neutrality post from November generated some interest - thanks to everyone who is now following the blog! I will admit that I have been procrastinating since then on what to talk about, hoping you won't regret having clicked the "follow" button. There is no lack of topics available, as usual we have a…Read more Use Your Powers for Good
Yesterday the FCC released a draft order in their "Restoring Internet Freedom" proceeding that will be voted on at their December 14 open meeting. This is a seemingly dry yet very highly-publicized topic that you probably heard mentioned on yesterdays' national news, and you will be hearing it for a while. So what exactly is…Read more Net Neutrality and Restoring Internet Freedom – What Does it Mean for Us?
Our General Manager/CEO attended the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit earlier this month in Missoula, where attendees heard from speakers including FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Microsoft's President & Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. The overwhelming theme of the event was the importance of broadband services, and the perception that most of Montana - especially…Read more The Digital Divide: Perception & Reality
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