We are proud to announce, after 6 months of preparation of work with Crowdfund Mainstreet and the Center for Community Ownership, that we are the first company to lunch our investor crowdfunding campaign on the new Montana-focused platform Crowdfund Montana!
These investor crowdfunding campaigns operated by Crowdfund Mainstreet are notably different from platforms like gofundme or kickstarter in that this is a fully SEC reviewed and approved asset, geared towards mission-driven organizations that are dedicated to filling a gap in rural economies.
We have launched this campaign to provide yet another avenue through which Montanan’s can make a direct investment in the future of Montana’s broadband infrastructure.
This campaign is particularly significant in that the funds raised from this campaign will used for a variety of projects and initiatives our organization is working on — from rapidly accelerating the scale out of our flagship network the Missoula Valley Internet Co-op, working in partnership with other non-profits like Mission West Community Development Partners to assist communities across Montana to assist them in forming their own broadband co-op’s (as we are currently in the process of doing so with the Mission Valley Internet Co-op), working in partnership with other Montana-based ISP’s to expand and improve their operations by integrating the revolutionary Althea technology we specialize in deploying, and wider activities that include advocating for community owned broadband infrastructure, universal digital access, funding endowments to assist in subsidizing getting low-income families connected.
Your contribution to this campaign is not simply something that will earn you a return on your investment, but will enable our ability to more rapidly provide residents of the Missoula and Bitterroot valley with the highest quality broadband service possible, and enable our organizations ability to more effectively make a positive and lasting impact on broadband access across Montana, where we currently rank last in the nation when it comes to overall broadband access and paying the highest prices for the slowest speeds.
Our state is at a critical point, post COVID, where making meaningful and significant improvements to expanding our…