2016 STATE CHAMPS!


Congratulations to the EUREKA LIONS FOOTBALL TEAM! - Saturday the Eureka Lions won their first ever state championship in beating Loyola Sacred Heart 31-28! The game came down to the final play with junior QB Garrett Graves completing a 38 yard pass to senior wide receiver Austyn Sherwood.

Here is a VIDEO LINK to highlights of the game from KTVQ.com - Here is a great reaction video after the game - VIDEO LINK - the video is courtesy MontanaSports.com - Here is a new story about the game from the FLATHEAD BEACON.

The entire Eureka area is so proud of all involved, its a great example of teamwork in action! To learn more about the game here is a link to the write up in the Missoulian - Congratulations to all!


 

COVER CONTEST 2017!

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 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, as the winning picture will be selected for the cover of the 2017 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!

 



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!!

 



E-DIRECTORY!

 InterBel has a direct link on our home page called LocalSolution.com and it works for Eureka and all the USA. Give it a try, you’ll be amazed how quick you can find phone numbers and addresses for “People” and “Businesses” (be sure to select People or Business before you search).

When searching the InterBel Directory for people, you only need to search on the last name. Outside of InterBel’s service area will require entering the first and last names.

 



THINGS TO DO!

Looking for a schedule of local events? - Our friends at visitNWmontana.com have a great calendar of events that they keep very up to date. Its a great way to learn about all the fun things going on in the Eureka area! - CLICK HERE and enjoy!

They also have a helpful directory of local businesses both small and large including InterBel! - Its a great way to learn about the many retail stores and services offered in the Tobacco Valley! 

Along with their schedule of events, & business directory you will find current stories and history concerning the Tobacco Valley - Great Job all, we are proud to be members!  

 



FACEBOOK TIPS

Looking for some tips on how to better use FACEBOOK? - Click Here for a great website, they list there top ten most popular tips to help you, get the most out of this social media tool. 


 

WIFI Router Security

There are a number of reasons why you should secure your own private network if you have a wireless router installed at home or work. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on “how to” set it up and get protected. These instructions are specific to InterBel’s provided Wi-Fi Router made by Comtrend.

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