TEXTING AND DRIVING CHALLENGE
Glenns Ferry, ID (July 16, 2011 )—RTI, a locally own and operated telecommunication company based in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, in conjunction with the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a texting and driving challenge on July 16, 2011 at the Elmore County Fair and Rodeo in Glenns Ferry, Idaho from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more...
IDAHO-BASED RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY GETS AN UPGRADE
Company Emerges Under New Name and Identity
Glenns Ferry, Id. (July 19, 2010)—Meet RTI, the local telecommunications company that has served the remote areas in south central Idaho and northern Nevada as Rural Telephone Company since 1979. The company is undergoing a complete rebranding to bring it into parity with the state of technology in the new millennium and enhance its ability to compete against the cable, wireless and VoIP providers that have entered their market.
“Rural telephone customers expect the same level of service as urban and suburban customers, but they may not realize what it takes to do that,” says Mark Martell, general manager of RTI. RTI believes the rebranding will help reassure its customers that they are moving in sync with their demands for high tech communications services and features, such as high-speed Internet, call waiting, caller ID, and voicemail. Read more...
RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION
FEDERAL RECOVERY ACT GRANT
Grant to fund DSL and High-Speed Broadband Services to Nevada Residents
Glenns Ferry, Id. (July 15, 2010)—On July 2, 2010, President Obama, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Locke announced the recipients of the new Recovery Act grants to fund broadband projects. Rural Telephone Company, a Glenns Ferry-based telecommunications provider that serves rural communities in Idaho and Nevada, received a $1.7 million dollar grant and a loan of $728,700 to extend advanced DSL high-speed broadband services to existing and new customers in their North Fork, Tuscarora and Jarbidge, Nevada service areas. A total of 37 projects throughout the United States were funded under the federal grant program. Read more...