PMT Recognized as NTCA ‘Marketing eXcellence Award’ Winner


Arlington, Va., (May, 2021)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today recognized Project Mutual Telephone (PMT) as the winner of the NTCA Marketing eXcellence Award in the publications category.

PMT’s winning entry was a Back-to-School Resource magazine that was distributed to all students in Cassia County School District and Minidoka County School District.

  The magazine was full of information to support students and parents as they transitioned back to school during the pandemic.

PMT is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies in rural communities across America. The Marketing eXcellence Awards recognize the vital role marketing, sales and communications play in the broadband industry and are announced annually at NTCA’s Marketing + Sales Conference. 

“In a year when everything had to pivot online, connections with customers have played an even more vital role,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “I want to commend all of NTCA’s members for their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and especially PMT. Thank you for your contributions to your communities and to our industry.” 

“This award was the icing on the cake,” states Stephanie Mickelsen, PMT Marketing Coordinator.  “With so many unknowns as we transitioned back to school during the pandemic, our number one goal was to help provide useful information for families regarding technology and resources that are available to help keep families connected and learning inside and outside of the classroom during this unusual year.” 


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovative change in smart rural communities across America. In an era of transformative technological developments, regulatory challenges and marketplace competition, NTCA members are advancing efforts to close the digital divide by delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks. Their commitment to building sustainable networks makes rural communities fertile ground for innovation in economic development, e-commerce, health care, agriculture and education, and it contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year. Visit us at

Project Mutual Telephone, a customer-owned co-op, has been serving the Magic Valley since 1916. Today, PMT is a full-service communication company, providing high-speed internet, local and long-distance telephone service, cable television, IPTV, business phone systems, networking, and managed services.  Our members enjoy one of the finest communication systems available in the nation, supported by award-winning customer service. From the live, local person who answers your call to the knowledgeable technician who comes to your door, PMT connects you.