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Keep Connected – WiFi Troubleshooting Tips

With more working and learning at home happening – plus additional streaming for entertainment and relaxation, seeing a buffering wheel or frozen screen can put a real damper on things.  Here are two quick things you can troubleshoot to keep you connected. WiFi Router Location When it comes to the dependability and speed of the […]

PMT in the Community

PMT is committed to serving the residents of Southern Idaho, and our dedication to this area is fundamental to who we are as a customer-owned company.  Unlike our national competitors, we care about more than just making a profit.  We care about making a difference.  Here are some recent contributions PMT has made in the […]

Business Spotlight: Milner’s Gate – Idaho Craft Brewery

  In the early 1900s, the Magic Valley started to bloom in large part thanks to a visionary man named Stanley Milner. He financed the construction of the Milner Dam and the Twin Falls canal system, bringing water to the high desert of Idaho.   In 2018, Tom Nickel had the vision to bolster the […]

PMT Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The PMT Foundation is seeking applications from organizations in the Magic Valley to receive financial funds that help support, sustain, and improve our community.  Favorable consideration will be given to: Projects that reach a broader segment of the community. Requests for seed money to realize unusual opportunities that meet urgent to special needs in the […]

2020 PMT Foundation Scholarship Awards

Four Magic Valley graduates will each be awarded a $2000 PMT Foundation Scholarship. They are Madilyn Hull of Heyburn, Tyler Gammon of Burley, Hannah Copmann of Rupert, and Karen Winslow of Twin Falls.  All four showed outstanding academic performance, exemplary community and extra-curricular involvement, and dedication to their future education.   “What a crazy and […]

PMT in the Community

PMT is committed to serving the residents of Southern Idaho, and our dedication to this area is fundamental to who we are as a customer-owned company.  Unlike our national competitors, we care about more than just making a profit.  We care about making a difference.  Here are some recent contributions PMT has made in the […]

4-H Beef Grants

PMT will be purchasing 4-H livestock at the Minidoka County Fair and the Cassia County Fair this year. With these purchases, we will provide 3 grants for a 1/2 beef. Non-profit organizations in our service areas can apply for a beef grant to be used in their daily operations or to be used as a […]

PMT Provides Internet for Online Learning to over 200 Families in Need

PMT has helped support over 200 families with free Internet service up to 60 days while schools switched to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the schools had to suddenly close and pivot to lessons at home, it left many of our community members without the ability for their children to learn online. PMT […]

Business Spotlight: Goode Motor Auto Group

 Goode Motor Auto Group has a long history in Southern Idaho. In fact, it’s the oldest Ford dealership in the state, with family roots going back to the early 1900s in Rupert, Idaho. In 1917 Alonzo Read and his business partner, C.A. Jones, acquired their first Idaho Ford franchise, known as Jones Read Ford […]

2020 PMT Employee of the Year Announced & Other Awards

  Jennifer Ballance was announced as Employee of the Year for 2020 at PMT’s Annual Awards Banquet. Jennifer has been at PMT for the past 12 years.  Jennifer started her career at PMT doing utility line locates and quickly moved into her current position within the Accounting Department where she handles payroll and collections. Jennifer […]

PMT Lobbies Are Temporarily Closed

The COVID-19 threat is impacting all our lives and businesses. With Gov. Little’s stay-at-home order, we are committed to doing everything we can both to protect the health and safety of our employees and to continue providing the highest quality of service we can for you and our community. As an essential business, we will […]

2020 Annual Meeting & Voting Postponed

Dear PMT Members, In light of Governor Little’s mandatory Stay-Home Order, this year’s PMT Annual Meeting & Voting that was scheduled for Monday, March 30th has been postponed.   The Board of Directors will determine a future date for the meeting.  We will keep in touch and let you know once a new date has been […]

Top 6 Reasons Businesses Choose Hosted IP PBX

How your business communicates within your organization and with your customers is crucial to your ultimate success. And the ability to communicate over the telephone remains an absolute necessity. Accordingly, there’s a wide range of telephony systems available to businesses. They include conventional landline solutions, more advanced solutions such as traditional Private Branch Exchange (PBX) […]

5 Kid-Friendly Streaming Platforms You’ll Want for Spring Break

  Will your kids be reaching for their screens over the course of Spring Break? A bit of screen time here and there doesn’t have to be a bad thing. And with family-friendly streaming platforms, you can rest assured that your kids are watching videos safe for little eyes—even without your constant oversight. Plan ahead […]

2020 PMT Annual Meeting

As a cooperative, PMT is owned by the people it serves. Each membership carries with it one share in the ownership of the company and one vote in the democratic process that guides it. This March, PMT members will be able to exercise their rights by casting their vote for one, three-year Director position.  In […]

PMT Employees Elected to Chamber Boards

PMT is pleased to announce that employees Bryan Beckstead and Clint Carter have been elected as directors to the board of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce and the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, respectively. Beckstead and Carter have both been heavily involved in chamber activity by being Ambassadors, where they helped organize and promote […]

Business Spotlight: Christa’s Dress Shoppe & Tuxedo

Commitment – this is the cornerstone upon which Christa Hannold has built her business, Christa’s Dress Shoppe & Tuxedo. Hannold is entering her 15th wedding season, when she and her consultants help brides of all budgets find the dress of their dreams. In addition to selling wedding dresses, Christa’s is a one-stop shop for all things […]

2020 PMT Foundation Scholarships

Each Year, the PMT Foundation awards scholarships to local graduating seniors who plan on continuing their education. Over the past 29 years, PMT, and now the PMT Foundation, has awarded scholarships to 40 deserving seniors in the Magic Valley. This year, the PMT Foundation is pleased to be able to continue the tradition of awarding […]

Warm Your House (And Lower Your Electric Bill) with These Smart Devices

Is your electric bill rising as the temperatures drop? Smart gadgets are here to help. Read on to discover the tech you need to warm your home—without putting a strain on your bank account!   Smart Thermostat If you prefer to “set it and forget it,” a smart thermostat like the Google Nest Learning 3rd […]

PMT Pays $337,612 to Customers

PMT is proud to announce that $337,612 was approved by the Board of Directors to be paid out to the cooperative’s members. Project Mutual Telephone Inc. is a non-profit cooperative that pays dividends back to customers based on the Board’s discretion in regard to their annual net revenue. The more services used by each member, […]

PMT Delivers $2,200 to Local Elementary Schools

Local elementary schools in Minidoka and Cassia counties recently received a boost in funds as PMT donated $2,200 to the schools. PMT donated the money to the schools as part of a back-to-school promotion they ran. In September and October, PMT customers choose a local elementary school to receive a $50 donation, made on their […]

What’s a Guest Wi-Fi Network and Why Do You need One?

As most of us are aware, home network security is extremely important. If your Wi-Fi network is not properly secured, it leaves you vulnerable to a variety of security threats. Determined hackers can use your Internet service for free, introduce malware onto your devices, and steal your personal data. It’s even possible for a hacker […]

2019 Grant Recipients Announced

The PMT Foundation awarded over $15,000 to organizations in the Magic Valley, each seeking to help sustain and improve our community. “Once again we received grant applications from many worthwhile and deserving organizations from all across the area served by PMT,” states Marianne Welch, PMT Foundation Chairman. “We are pleased to announce our 2019 grant […]

Community Donations

PMT is committed to serving the residents of Southern Idaho, and our dedication to this area is fundamental to who we are as a customer-owned company.  Unlike our national competitors, we care about more than just making a profit.  We care about making a difference.  Here are some recent contributions PMT has made in the […]

Business Spotlight: Mountain West Optical

Vision. That’s what Terry Tranmer had in 1984 while employed by a lab that made glasses in Salt Lake City. He’d started in the optical business 12 years previously, working with a true artisan who trained him in the art of making eyewear. Tranmer decided he wanted to start his own lens manufacturing business because […]

Automatically Finding the Best WiFi!

Automatically Finding the Best Wi-Fi Signal Wherever You Are In Your Home We know how important it is for you to have a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. That’s why many modern gateways (also known as routers, modems or access points) have powerful features designed to help you get the strong connections you want. […]

Community Donations

PMT is committed to serving the residents of Southern Idaho, and our dedication to this area is fundamental to who we are as a customer-owned company.  Unlike our national competitors, we care about more than just making a profit.  We are making a difference.  Here are some recent contributions PMT has made in the community: […]

Business Spotlight: Idaho Equipment and Sheet Metal

If you eat food, there’s a high probability that at some point you’ve eaten a product that’s come from Idaho Equipment and Sheet Metal (IESM) equipment. In 1982 Ron Jensen started IESM in Rupert, Idaho. In 2012 Shane Kloer, Bud Jensen and Justin Young bought the business, and with the foundation work laid by Ron, […]

PMT Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The PMT Foundation is seeking applications from organizations in the Magic Valley to receive financial funds that help support, sustain and improve our community.  Favorable consideration will be given to: Projects that reach a broader segment of the community. Requests for seed money to realize unusual opportunities that meet urgent to special needs in the […]

PMT Foundation Awards $8000 in Scholarships to Local Students

Four Magic Valley graduates will each be awarded a $2000 PMT Foundation Scholarship. They are Carol Blauer of Burley, Makenzy Whittekiend of Wendell, and Rylee Carter and Cassie Beene both of Rupert. All four showed outstanding academic performance, as well as exemplary community and extra-curricular involvement and dedication to their future education. “Once again our […]

You’re Invited to Our Customer Appreciation Celebration

We hope you and your family will join us for the festivities at the PMT Rupert office, which will include: Hot dogs and other free food Fun games for the young and young-at-heart Cool giveaways for all attendees Great prizes for lucky drawing winners Warm smiles from friends and neighbors See you on June 28th […]

Business Spotlight: Twin Falls Escape Rooms and Ford Family Eye Care, PC

Drs. Edward and Tonya Ford are husband and wife, optometrists, and business partners. Together they own and operate the Twin Falls Escape Rooms and Ford Family Eye Care. PMT first started working with the couple when they opened the Twin Falls Escape Rooms at 826 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. in Twin Falls. Each of the […]

What is the Ideal Placement Scenario for your Wi-Fi Router?

To enjoy the best possible online experience, your router needs to be able to send out a strong signal to your wireless devices, wherever you are in your home. In general, the signal gets weak­er the farther you are from your Wi-Fi router. If possible, you should place the Wi-Fi router on a shelf. The […]

PMT Gives $5,000 Towards New Scoreboard at Minico

PMT donates $5,000 towards Minico’s new football scoreboard. Left-to-Right, Rick Harder (PMT CFO), Ty Shippen (Minico AD), Josh Aston (Minico Principal), and Dan Hoover (PMT CEO)   The Bill Matthew’s Football Field at Minico High School will be donning a new scoreboard next season, thanks in part to a generous $5,000 donation from PMT. Minico’s […]

Digging? Don’t Forget to Call 811 First

Each year, PMT encounters damage done by contractors, residential, and business customers who are digging for a variety of reasons.  From setting a post for a mailbox that was knocked over by a snow plow, to placing sprinkler systems, to adding on or building a new home, buried utilities can be encountered just about anywhere.  […]

PMT Makes a $25,000 Contribution to the Rupert Square Renovations

PMT recently made a $15,000 donation to the City of Rupert to help with the Rupert Square renovations.  PMT also made another $10,000 contribution to the Square project in Charlie Creason’s name in honor of his retirement from PMT.  Creason was the President and CEO of PMT for over 22 years from 1992-2015.  Creason has […]

2019 PMT Employee of the Year Announced & Other Awards

Gabriel Montoya was announced as Employee of the Year for 2019 at PMT’s Annual Awards Banquet. Gabriel has been at PMT for the past six years.  Gabriel spent the bulk of his time in the Maintenance Department and has recently moved over to the Inventory Department. As the Purchasing/Inventory Clerk, Gabriel in responsible for purchasing […]

PMT in the Community

PMT is committed to serving the residents of Southern Idaho, and our dedication to this area is fundamental to who we are as a customer-owned company.  Unlike our national competitors, we care about more than just making a profit.  We are about making a difference. Here are some recent contributions PMT has made in the […]

Having Wi-Fi Problems? Make Sure Your Router Is Up to Date!

If you’re like most people, you connect to the Internet at home using a Wi-Fi con­nection. Since most of your devices—whether they’re smart phones, tablets, or laptops—are designed to be used wirelessly, the only way to get online with them is by connecting them to the device that provides the Wi-Fi signal in your home. […]

What’s the Difference Between the Internet & Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi technology is extremely popular and available just about everywhere. Whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee, shopping for shoes, or enjoying a family pizza night, you’re likely to have a Wi-Fi hotspot available. You may hear people talking about “getting onto Wi-Fi” or not being able to “get onto Wi-Fi”. Most of the time, […]

2019 Scholarship Information

Each Year, the PMT Foundation awards scholarships to local graduating seniors who plan on continuing their education. Over the past 28 years, PMT, and now the PMT Foundation, have awarded scholarships to 40 deserving seniors in the Magic Valley. This year, the PMT Foundation is pleased to be able to continue the tradition of awarding […]

PMT Delivers $3,150 to Local Elementary Schools

PMT recently had the privilege to deliver $3,150 to local elementary schools in Minidoka and Cassia counties.   In the months of September and October PMT donated $50 to the elementary school of a customer’s choice when they signed-up or upgraded their Internet service. In all, we gave a grand total of $3,150.       […]

PMT Pays $319,909 In Patronage Dividends

 PMT is proud to announce that $319,909 was approved by our Board of Directors to be paid out to our members. Project Mutual Telephone Inc. is a non-profit cooperative that pays dividends back to customers based on the Board discretion in regards to our annual net revenue. This year’s dividend payment will be issued in […]

2018 Grant Recipients Announced

The PMT Foundation awarded over $15,000 to organizations in the Magic Valley, each seeking to help sustain and improve our community. “We continue to enjoy the privilege of awarding grants to well-deserving organizations in our area. This year is no exception,” states Marianne Welch, PMT Foundation Chairman. “Our 2018 grant recipients will use these funds […]

PMT Donates Bucket Truck to the City of Paul

  Rupert, ID – With keys in hand and smiles on their faces, employees from the City of Paul drove away from the PMT yard in a bucket truck donated to the City by the Company. After learning that the City of Paul did not have a bucket truck in their fleet, PMT decided to […]

2017 Grant Recipients Announced

The PMT Foundation awarded over $14,000 to organizations in the Magic Valley, each seeking to help sustain and improve our community. “It’s our privilege to award grants to local organizations,” states Alan Johnson, PMT Foundation Chairman.  “This year we saw a great need for physical improvements to pillar institutions in our community so they can […]

George Gallegos Named PMT 2017 Employee of the Year

George Gallegos was announced as Employee of the Year for 2017 at PMT’s Annual Awards Banquet.  George began his career at PMT 10 years ago. George has spent time in many positions at PMT including time as an Installation and Repair Technician, in the PMT Construction department, as a locating technician, and in the Maintenance […]

2017 PMT Annual Meeting & Board Nominees Announced

As a cooperative, PMT is owned by the people it serves. Each membership carries with it one share in ownership of the company and one vote in the democratic process that guides it. This March PMT members will be able to exercise their rights by casting their vote for one, three year Director position.  In […]

PMT Pays Customers Back $313, 134 in Patronage Dividends

$313,134 was approved by Project Mutual Telephone’s Board of Directors to be paid to member customers in December 2016. The dividend each customer receives depends on the amount of business they have done with the 100 year old cooperative. The more PMT services used by each member, the larger the patronage check. This year’s dividend […]

Submit your community event here!

Get the word out about your community event with the PMT Community Channel. Your event will air on PMT TV Channel 2. Submit your information at least two weeks prior to when you want your event posted. Community participation is important and we love featuring your local events in Twin Falls and the Magic Valley!

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Why PMT?

Back in 1916 when the Magic Valley area was beginning to grow, 34 residents who shared a vision of a bright future got together and formed PMT. Today, PMT is a full-service communications company that is over 8,000 members strong, offering today’s technology with yesterday’s commitment to quality. We offer world-class internet service, including fiber optic internet with gigabit speeds. Our internet provides unlimited internet usage, which means there are no data caps, no throttling, and no tracking. PMT also offers home phone services for landlines with affordable long distance plans. Our Cable TV packages bring you the best pricing for Cable all including Watch TV Everywhere, meaning your TV plan can come with you on-the-go: on your computer, tablet, or even your phone.  PMT keeps all of our 24/7 technical support local, giving you seamless, satisfying support when you need it. PMT is dedicated to the success of our friends and neighbors.