CoBank and ACT Support Sheridan County YMCA With a Matching Pair of Gifts

SHERIDAN, WY (July 27, 2017) – Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) and CoBank have announced a pair of $1,500 donations to support Sheridan County YMCA’s Living Our Cause capital campaign to fund the construction of an aquatic center, renovating existing pool space and an endowment for future operation cost.

The aquatics center will feature a family leisure swim pool, beach entry for young children, slides, splash pads, lap pool, and a current channel. The ground breaking of the new aquatic center was Wednesday, July 5.

“There have been many very generous donations from the entire community,” said ACT General Manager Aaron Sopko, “We’re just happy to have the opportunity to participate in the effort”.

“The Living Our Cause campaign will transform the Y,” said YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis, “With the help of the community, the work that we do every day is bigger, better, and stronger”.

CoBank matched ACT’s dotation through their Sharing Success program. Established in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative, CoBank and its customers have provided more than $25 million in support to charitable organizations across the nation.

“Sharing Success has had a broader and deeper impact than we ever imagined,” said Tom Halverson, CoBank’s president & chief executive officer. “We are delighted with the growing participation in the program by our customers, and deeply grateful to them for their assistance in identifying worthy charitable causes deserving of our support. We look forward to partnering with our customers once again this year and to sharing our success, in the best cooperative tradition.”

About CoBank

CoBank is a $128 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.

CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.

For more information about CoBank, visit the bank’s web site at

About Advanced Communications Technology, Inc.

Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) is a full-service communication solutions provider headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Range Telephone Cooperative.

As a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier, ACT offers next-generation services and effective bandwidth solutions throughout Wyoming and a growing regional network. Today, the company’s 1,400-mile fiber-optic network spans the entire state with connections to state-wide networks in Montana, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. All this, combined with ACT’s INDATEL membership allows for diverse, unique routes anywhere in the country. Through these networks, ACT can offer all its costumers high-quality bandwidth solutions including mobile backhaul, tier 1 connectivity, gigabit internet services and of state-of-the-art communication services such as Broadband Internet, IP transport, wavelength, dark fiber, and next generation voice services.

For more information about ACT, please visit or call 307.673.0910.


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