Plan to expand local calling area progresses
A proposal to enlarge the local phone service area around Havre has moved into its next phase.
Service proposed would affect much of north-central Montana from Malta to Chester, said Rick Stevens, assistant manager of Triangle Telephone Cooperative and Central Montana Communications.
"It's a rather large area," he said. "It goes across that whole north country from the Canadian border down to Big Sandy."
Customers in the area would pay a monthly rate for local phone service in that entire area. The customers also would have the option of paying a lower monthly fee and a 5-cent-a-minute char...