Blackfoot has entered into a definitive agreement with T-Mobile to provide fiber back-haul services to T-Mobile tower sites throughout Montana and Wyoming.
With Blackfoot’s fiber back-haul services, T-Mobile aims to build out hundreds of new mobile sites in eastern Montana and northern Wyoming, such as Bozeman, Great Falls and Billings while extending service in Helena and Butte, to bring 4G LTE coverage to customers that have been underserved by existing network infrastructure and availability. By building out these cell sites with Blackfoot, and delivering new or expanded mobile coverage, T-Mobile can provide wireless choice to customers who were previously forced to choose from limited mobile provider offerings in-market.
“We are thrilled to be a part of bringing unlimited, mobile broadband to Montana and Wyoming,” said Jason Williams, Blackfoot’s CEO. “Locally, Blackfoot has been pushing the technology envelope for more than a decade, and T-Mobile is exactly the type of innovative partner we are pleased to do business with.”
“As the Un-carrier, we’re all about giving customers the best wireless experience on America’s best unlimited network,” said Dave Mayo, senior vice president, network at T-Mobile. “Now, with Blackfoot’s engineering and fiber expertise, T-Mobile can rapidly expand our LTE coverage to rural Montana and Wyoming, bringing wireless choice for customers while creating near- and long-term job opportunities in the state.”