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Speaking on Business: MTE Communications

MTE Communications is providing telecom services and broadband communication to rural areas.

Chris Redgrave Mar 1, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

When it comes to staying connected, especially in rural areas, MTE Communications in Midvale, Idaho, has built their business on taking telephone and internet services where no services previously existed. In Idaho, this 110-year-old operation has literally built over mountaintops to reach customers in remote towns. They focus on improving equipment, adding fiber optics and enhancing services to customers across their service area.

John Stuart, current CEO, said his grandparents bought Midvale Telephone Exchange in 1943 after it had already been open for 34 years. His parents took over in the late 70s, bringing John along, and he’s now at the helm, turning this impressive telecom operation into an ESOP in 2008, to create sustainable jobs for their employees.

MTE Communications is providing telecom services and broadband communication to rural areas, which can provide an important economic leg up which speaks to the trend of people seeking a better lifestyle in rural areas. In the early 90s, MTE Communications expanded into Arizona and built four communication structures from the ground up. Supporting the community is a value that motivates this company, so in addition to working for MTE Communications, employees are first responders, mayors and teachers.

Fine more online at www.mtecom.com.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

MTE Communications
PO Box 7
Midvale, ID 83645
208-355-2211

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