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About InterBel

Pioneers of the Tobacco Valley, InterBel Telephone Cooperative has transformed from solely providing telephone access to Eureka, Montana to being the leader in technology and connectivity in Northwest Montana.

Who we are

Connected community. Connected cooperative. 

InterBel provides businesses and residents across northwestern Montana with the high-quality internet and voice technology they need to communicate, as well as state-of-the-art security and web hosting services.

Our home is the Tobacco Valley, and our customers are our neighbors, family and friends. That’s why we are so committed to providing the fastest internet speeds in the nation, with a quality of service and personal touch you can’t find anywhere else. 

As a cooperative, everything we do is for our members. Every year, we put millions of dollars back into our community in the form of capital credits, student scholarships, and donations to local organizations. 

At InterBel, we’re more than an internet provider; we are your local connected cooperative. Let us know how we can serve you.

Our Team

Great people doing good work. 

Over the years, we’ve learned that great communication can’t happen with amazing technology alone; you need incredible people to get the job done. We are proud to be a small but mighty team of passionate community members, determined to do the necessary work and do it well.

Board of Directors

Mike Hedges

Board President

Craig Eaton

Board of Directors

Craig Sands

Board of Directors

Doug Purdy

Board of Directors

Amy Truman

Board of Directors

Executive Team

Jason Moothart

General Manager/CEO

Kevin Hodik

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Damaskos

Director of Sales & Marketing

Troy Unrein

Director Of Operations

Finance

Shanan Truman

Office Supervisor

Kaitlyn Farrar

Human Resources/Regulatory Analyst

Marielle Simonson

Accountant

Bailey Palmer

Billing Administrator

Aubree Sherwood

Billing Representative

Hannah Booth

Customer Account Representative

Customer Service/Sales

Rebekah Apeland

Customer Service Representative

Tiffany Wright

Customer Service Representative

Christopher O'Boyle

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Operations

Jared Sherwood

Network Operations Supervisor

Laura Compton

Network Engineering Manager

Tom Rasmussen

IT & Security Manager

Andy Escobar

Warehouse Manager

Blair Bohn

Engineer

Donald Conard

Engineer

Ben Traina

Engineer

Joshua Persson

Network Administrator

Keith Hill

OSP Technician

Ben White

OSP Technician

Jeremy Roose

OSP Technician

Linda McNicol

Dispatch Operations

Paul Torres

Construction Foreman

Cameron Colvard

Construction

Sterling Drollinger

Construction

David Lafollet

CO Technician

Sean McCracken

CO/ISP Technician

Lireva Wall

Support Specialist

Shani Little

Support Specialist

Taylor Sylvester

Support Specialist

Our History

Six decades of dedicated service.

Our story begins in 1962, when InterBel Telephone Cooperative was incorporated under the leadership of General Manager JR Pitman. We connected our first members to telephone service two years later, and we’ve continued to innovate in the six decades since.  

As the telecommunications industry has evolved over the years, so have we. We began delivering internet service in 1998, and in 2011, we were the first in Montana to discontinue dial-up internet service and convert all customers to broadband using DSL. We are once again leading the pack with our commitment to equip the entire town of Eureka and our surrounding communities with fiber by the end of 2022.

From party line telephone service to lightning-fast fiber internet, we promise to continue progressing with technology in order to meet the demands of our members. 

Newsletter

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

September 7, 2022

Winter 2022 Newsletter

February 7, 2022

Fall 2021 Newsletter

October 7, 2021