GREAT FALLS, MONT.—For some, northeastern Montana may be “the middle of nowhere.” But for Womble Bond Dickinson client Nemont Telephone Cooperative, northeast Montana is simply “Home.”
Nemont is now providing wireless service to the 20,000 people in Montana’s rural northeast. In addition, people who travel through the region use Nemont’s network for roaming service.
Nemont CEO Mike Kilgore said, “Heaven forbid that anyone ever has to dial 911 that call cannot be placed without wireless coverage. So we take great pride in the 74 sites that we operate.” Click here to watch a KFBB-TV news story on Nemont’s critical wireless service offerings.
This part of the country is getting attention after a team of Oxford University researchers dubbed the region “the middle of nowhere.” The Oxford team calculated that Glasgow, Mont. (pop. 3,363) is approximately 4.5 hours from any metropolitan area of more than 75,000 people. That makes it the most isolated town in the US, according to the report.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Carri Bennet and her team provide legal and business guidance to Nemont and many other rural wireless providers.
Carri Bennet has more than three decades of experience representing wireline, wireless and broadband communications providers, as well as commercial and noncommercial broadcasters, in regulatory compliance matters. She has a particular focus on advocating for small rural carriers, including serving as General Counsel to the Rural Wireless Association. Bennet represents telecom industry clients before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, the courts, and Congress.