Blackfoot began with the idea that when people connect, they can accomplish more together than they can on their own. Named after the Blackfoot River, our roots lie deep in the lasting relationships we’ve built with our customers. Since 1954, we have fostered a reputation based on exceptional customer service and community involvement.
In recent years, we’ve expanded our markets and enhanced our product lines through infrastructure investments and acquisitions. Since 2010, Blackfoot has invested more than $50 million in our broadband infrastructure, giving us one of the most advanced data backbones in the region. In 2012, we added deep business expertise and broadened our reach by acquiring Cutthroat Communications out of Bozeman, Montana and the Eastern Idaho operations of FairPoint Communications. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, today we employ more than 180 professionals throughout Montana and Eastern Idaho.
To improve our customers’ ability to communicate, collaborate and compete by delivering superior technology solutions through trusted relationships.
To enrich the lives of our customers, owners and employees.
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Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is legally responsible to the members of Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative for the organization’s management. Blackfoot’s Board typically meets monthly and employs a CEO who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. All Trustees serve a three-year term. Nomination and election of Trustees occurs at Blackfoot’s Annual Member Meeting. Each Trustee represents one of nine districts that encompass all of Blackfoot’s cooperative communities.
Stuart Morton, District 5: St. Ignatius, Ravalli
Geoff Wilson, Board Vice President, District 9: Haugan, De Borgia,Saltese, St. Regis, Superior
Jim Blush, District 7: Charlo, Moiese, Plains, Paradise
Les Iverson, District 3: Avon, Elliston, Potomac, Greenough, Ovando
John Teague, District 6: Alberton, Alberton South, Alta, Clinton, Powell (ID)
Jim Newberg, District 4: Arlee, Dixon
Ross “Butch” Friede, District 2: Drummond, Gold Creek, Hall, Philipsburg
Cindy Lewis, District 1, Board Secretary/Treasurer — Condon, Seeley Lake
Tom Eggensperger, Board President, District 8: Noxon, Heron, Thompson Falls, Trout Creek