3 Rivers Linking Rural Areas To Digital World With Fiber-Optic Project

USDA Rural Development along with 3 Rivers Communications held a tour last week to update residents on the progress being made on the high speed broad-band fiber-optic project in Augusta, Montana. There were over ten individuals on the tour including 3 Rivers staff, Rural Utility Services (RUS) and USDA Representatives, and Augusta residents. They visited a work sight ten miles west of Augusta on Elk Creek Road at the base of Haystack Butte.  3 Rivers Communications contracted Sorenson Company Inc. (SCI) out of Salt Lake City to do the work. Those participating in the tour were able to see SCI pre-ripping an underground trench while another plowed in the fiber along the roadside.

 

RUS is the lending company for USDA. The USDA provides lending services to Rural Business Services, Rural Housing Services and Rural Utility Services. Their partnership with utility companies has made it possible to bring state of the art communications to r…

 

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