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Wibaux, Wolf Creek Are Top Priorities For CenturyLink Telephone Improvements

CenturyLink building in Butte.
Eric Whitney
CenturyLink building in Butte.

CenturyLink updated state regulators today on their work plan to improve phone and internet service in areas that had prompted a lawsuit.

In August, Montana’s Public Service Commission agreed to drop a lawsuit against CenturyLink after the company agreed to fix chronic phone service problems around Wibaux and Wolf Creek.

The agreement also allows the company to accept nearly $91 million from the Federal Communications Commission over the next six years to build up access to broadband for rural Montanans.
CenturyLink's Jason Moothart say fixing service problems in Wibaux is the priority.

“Wibaux I expect to be done probably by Labor Day next year. And I would suspect that that following spring will be Wolf Creek.”

The company will prioritize the Cascade and Missouri River Canyon areas for broadband development.

CenturyLink will continue to provide the Commission updates like the one today as cable repair and expansion continues in the coming years.

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