Forsyth, MT – Rob Johnstone, CEO of the Range Companies, is pleased to announce the selection of Ben Calvert as the new chief technology 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.

Ben has been with Range for two years working as the Network Operations Manager. Ben has a B.S. in Engineering Technology (EET) and brings over 22 years of experience in the telecom industry with passions in Information Technology.

“I’m excited to have Ben on our Senior Management Team as CTO,” says Rob, “He is going to assist our team to continue to be technology leaders in our industry and take our technical teams to the next level.”

Ben and his wife Claudene live in Forsyth and have two wonderful daughters, Jordan and Kassidee. During his free time, Ben likes to take care of his “fur babies” and work on Raspberry PI projects, which involve Linux and Python.

About the Range Companies
The Range Companies consists of Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Advanced Communications Technology, Inc., Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc., and RT Communications, Inc. The Range Companies are leaders in technologically advanced communications solutions for residential, business, and wholesale customers. It currently serves over 12,900 broadband subscribers in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado. For more information about Range, please visit


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