Schmit lives out on 88th Street West and last week got a notice in the mail that his telecom provider, Nebraska-based USA Communications, had sold its Montana operations to Wyoming-based TCT. Shortly after, Schmit's internet and phone lines went dead.
Complicating matters, telecom providers are required by the Montana Public Service Commission to give 30 days notice when they buy a company or otherwise begin operation in the state.
TCT gave the Public Service Commission no such notice.
By ROB ROGERS firstname.lastname@example.org
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