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Triangle Communications Receives National Recognition with Smart Rural Community Award

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smartTriangle Communications (Triangle) is one of 13 rural communications firms in North America to be honored with the Smart Rural Community Showcase Award by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA). NTCA cited Triangle’s advanced communications services and collaboration with local leaders as some of the keys to its success. Triangle is the only Montana company to receive the award. The other twelve award recipients operate in Alaska, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Kansas, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin.

At a gathering of more than 1,000 leaders of rural telecommunications providers hosted by NTCA, Triangle was honored with the award for deploying advanced technologies and leveraging those technologies to enable innovation in the areas of economic development and commerce, education, enhanced health care, government services, security and energy use. Triangle’s efforts were judged against those of dozens of other companies nationwide by a panel of experts from the fields of telecommunications, software and technology services, education, health care and economic development.

“Triangle Communications is a prime example of the power of a broadband connection and a steadfast commitment to growth and prosperity,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Bloomfield.

The NTCA Smart Rural Community initiative recognizes and celebrates the efforts of rural telecommunications providers and their communities to deliver technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. The goal of the initiative is to foster the development of smart communities throughout rural America by recognizing trailblazers and providing resources to assist broadband providers and connected industries.

“We are pleased and excited to accept this award,” said Don Bitz, a Triangle Board Member, who received the award on behalf of Triangle. “We have worked hard with our local leaders to ensure that our subscribers have access to advanced communications and the many benefits those services enable. We look forward to building on our success for many years to come.”

Triangle Communications (Triangle) provides local telephone service to over 16,000 access lines in 39 exchanges located in 16 counties.  Triangle provides various telecommunications services including mobile service and Broadband Internet.  The Triangle mission is to provide advanced, high quality, reliable communications services through personal service to enhance quality of life, educational opportunity and economic development in our communities.


About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.