ACT, Blackfoot Communications Extend Fiber Reach


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Advanced Communications Technology (ACT) and Blackfoot Communications are expanding their fiber network footprint, bringing high-speed, reliable connectivity to businesses across the western United States. The companies have worked together for 25+ years. They say that’s why customers can expect a seamless and time-saving experience when connecting last-mile locations.

This strategic partnership entails a combined service territory of more than 30,000 locations across 16+ states. “Over the past several years, ACT and the Range Companies have established a fiber optic network extending from southeast Montana to Denver, Colorado with interfaces that allow for nationwide connectivity,” said ACT GM Aaron Sopko. “A partnership with Blackfoot Carrier Services will not only extend our reach, but strengthen our offering through a combination of resources. Geographically diverse, low latency routes to major destinations are becoming more important, and ACT is able to accomplish both through partnerships such as this one with Blackfoot.”

Businesses face increasing demands to support current and future technologies and applications such as the internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, video-first content and augmented reality. This demand will put additional pressure on expanding a connected network. The companies say the ACT and Blackfoot partnership will enable customers to quickly turn up connections across a reliable, high-capacity, low-latency fiber backbone.

“We announced our newly established Blackfoot Carrier Services business unit in 2018 and we’re already seeing tremendous interest in partnership opportunities,” said Todd Twete, Director of Carrier Services at Blackfoot Communications. “Expanding our fiber network with partners like ACT will allow businesses to reach their customers across a wider footprint with faster turn-up times and a full suite of voice and data solutions to meet their growing and demanding needs.”

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