RTI was founded by James Martell in 1979 as Rural Telephone Company. Headquartered in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, the company grew from the humble beginnings of a handful of rural Idaho telephone customers to more than 7,000 customers in four states. Today RTI-Rural Telecom provides a full spectrum of telecommunications services for residential and business clients that include broadband and DSL Internet services, land and wireless telephone services, and, in some areas, cable TV.
States RTI serves include Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Services rates, plans and features vary from state to state due to the highly regulated nature of the industry. In every case, RTI strives to provide the best quality products and services available today.
The support of the Universal Service Fund (USF) makes it possible for RTI to provide services to otherwise unserved and under-served rural communities. Their support continues to help RTI upgrade existing services and offer new services to those living in the more rural and remote areas the company serves.