SHERIDAN, WY (May 7, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Range Companies is pleased to announce the selection of Rob Johnstone as the new chief executive officer for the corporation. The Range Companies consist of Range Telephone Cooperative in Forsyth, MT; Advanced Communications Technology in Sheridan, WY; RT Communications in Worland WY; and Dubois Telephone Exchange in Dubois, WY.

Rob has been with the Range Companies for the past 12 years, with much of that time spent as chief marketing officer. Rob has shown strength in building solid relationships with associates and customers, he is community and industry minded with a focus on teamwork and moving the corporation in a positive, growing direction.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to establish the Range Companies as a leader in the industry in technology solutions with a focus on the customer experience,” says Rob, “the Range Companies can have an important role assisting economic development, along with community partners, that will strengthen the areas where we live and work”.

Rob has built a solid network of professionals within the telecommunications industry and is currently a member of the NTCA National Marketing Committee and serves on the Board of the Montana Telecommunication Association. Rob obtained his education in marketing and finance at the University of Montana School of Business in Missoula, MT.

Rob, his wife, and their twin sons reside in Forsyth, MT. Both sons will be attending the University of Montana in the fall, studying business and competing on the Griz Track and Field team.

About Advanced Communications Technology, Inc.
Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. (ACT) is a full-service communications solutions provider headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming.

ACT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Range Telephone Cooperative, has been offering next generation services and high-quality bandwidth solutions throughout Wyoming and Montana since 1997. In addition to the advanced solutions ACT offers as a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier in Wyoming, the company has focused recent efforts on growing a 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 of this, coupled with ACT’s involvement in INDATEL allows for diverse, unique routes to anywhere in the country. Through this network, ACT is capable of offering enterprise customers, small and large, top quality high bandwidth solutions for most any application, including mobile backhaul, tier 1 connectivity, gigabit internet services and more.

ACT offers a full suite 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 Advanced Communications Technology, Inc., please visit


JJ McGinnis
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