EMAIL UPGRADE!

Attention all interbel.net email users. Due to the upgrade there are changes that need to be made for customers using POP3 or IMAP email service. The username for your account will now be your full email address.

Here is a list of popular email programs and a guide to help you make the changes. Simply click on the email program you use and follow the instructions. They are in PDF form so you may print the one you need.

OUTLOOK
THUNDERBIRD
APPLE MAC MAIL 

If you are unsure or uncomfortable making these changes, please call our support team at 406-889-1500. This can be addressed and corrected quickly by updating your email client settings with your full email address as your username. Thank you! InterBel Telephone Cooperative



COVER CONTEST 2018!

It's that time of year! - Once again InterBel Telephone is looking for the best photos of events, activities and scenery in the Tobacco Valley!

This years contest will run until January 2nd, so please, upload your photos HERE - You may also forward your photos to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please supply only high resolution photos (images in a Portrait Orientation preferred but not required), as the winning picture will be selected for the cover of the 2018 phone directory. The winner will once again receive $100 in cash! Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing all the excellent photos that will be coming our way!



STOP ROBO CALLS!

InterBel offers a new free service known as Robo-Call Blocker. - Works great and will nearly put an end to all Robo-Calls ringing to your home or business.

If you’re interested, call InterBel Customer Service at 889-3311 and give it a try. It’s free (no set-up or monthly charge and you can cancel anytime). NOTE: It only works with InterBel “landline service” and has no effect on your cell phone number.

FREE UPGRADE!


 

BROADBAND IN MONTANA

The Montana Telecommunications Association has put together a great website called www.broadbandMT.com that is filled with information on the state of Broadband in Montana.

"...70 percent of InterBel Telephone Cooperative's members
will have fiber installed to the premise by the end of 2016.
Co-op members with a serious need for speed
will be able to subscribe to a gigabit service package".
- Montana Telecommunications Association  

The website has maps and stats, as well as a 2016 State of Rural Broadband in Montana in a PDF format.

Below you will find a great video that helps explain some of the issues facing Montana with its sparse population and vast open spaces, which bring unique challenges that come in building a robust future proof telecommunications network. This video helps one learn the scope of that challenge and what is being done to address it.

To learn more about Broadband in Montana, please visit www.broadbandMT.com - We may be divided by distance, but we are connected by technology!
 



WE ARE APPROVED!

After 4+ years, 800 signatures and 2 petitions filed at the FCC…… WE GOT APPROVED IN-FULL by the FCC on August 15, 2016! Click Here for the FCC Approval Document.

Our Cable TV service is no longer assigned to the Spokane DMA, our local networks are now considered to be under the Missoula DMA. Thanks to everyone who wrote letters to our Congressional Representatives in Washington DC, including Senator Tester, Senator Daines, Congressman Zinke (and in prior years, Senator Baucus and Congressman Rehberg)

Our work is not done however, what we have left is to get the same assignment to satellite customers (Direct TV and DISH). It will require another petition filing at the FCC but things should go smoother given our BIG win on the Cable TV side.

We’ll keep you posted as things progress!!