Connecting your community.
As your local internet provider and technology partner, Blackfoot is dedicated to delivering the best possible services for our cooperative members and customers. We are continually focused on ways that we can make your connections better, faster and less expensive. That’s why in 2016, we announced our plan to invest tens of millions of dollars in network upgrades across our cooperative service communities.
Through our multi-year network upgrade project, Blackfoot is replacing and improving existing network equipment with advanced technologies. Blackfoot currently offers broadband internet over a hybrid network of fiber optic and copper cables to homes and businesses throughout our cooperative. Some of the copper cables are nearing the end of their useful life and, as good network stewards, we want to ensure these facilities are replaced.
Blackfoot is committed to making our services available to every home and business in our service territory as a local cooperative and as the incumbent service provider. Even though you may not be a Blackfoot customer today, we want to engineer the best possible route to your home or business in the event that you, or any other owners, request services from us in the future. Blackfoot will not construct any new facilities on your property without a request for services from you.
We're kicking off our upgrades in Thompson Falls in Spring 2019!
Blackfoot has completed network upgrades in St. Ignatius — and we’re currently working in Arlee, Charlo, Noxon, Plains and Thompson Falls. These upgrades ensure Blackfoot is able to continue to offer reliable internet and voice services for our member-owners and customers in rural Western Montana.
Network upgrade project announced
St. Ignatius network upgrade begins
Arlee/Charlo network upgrade begins
St. Ignatius network upgrade completed
Thompson Falls network upgrade planned
Arlee/Charlo network upgrade continues
Don’t worry, this upgrade project will not interrupt or impact any of your current services or your bill! Actually, we’ve introduced a series of new product offerings with broadband speeds unrivaled by other providers. Contact us today at 541-5000 to see what offerings are available in your area or learn more below. Not sure if we can provide you service? View Blackfoot's coverage areas »
Stream Broadband Internet
Connect with this high-speed home internet option that is ideal for two to five users who spend time streaming shows and videos, video chatting or online gaming. Learn more »
Delivering fiber to rural communities poses unique challenges, including rugged terrain and spanned distances between connections. As we determine the best routes to serve your homes and businesses, Blackfoot has hired two engineering and construction firms to work alongside us in this process, Mid-State Consultants and Diversified Solutions. You may see these partners working in your communities.
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Blackfoot is improving rural connectivity by providing a regional fiber network for cellular providers. We're helping connect more cell towers throughout the region with fiber optic circuits, which means more reliable coverage to keep you connected. Watch this video to learn more!
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