MTA will be the leading broadband technology company, empowering its member-owners to live a connected life.
MTA is a forward-thinking cooperative – large and resourceful enough to answer its customers’ needs, but small enough to care deeply and be a partner that delivers.
MTA will continue to pioneer economic development by providing infrastructure necessary for its communities to thrive and grow together well into the future.
Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA) is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1953 to bring telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska. Today, MTA delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including Voice, Internet, Wireless, Business Solutions, Directory and Digital TV services. The MTA service area covers over 10,000 square miles and spans the area from Eagle River’s Hiland Road to Clear Air Force Base.
MTA stores are located in Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla, Alaska. Through its operating and capital budgets, MTA contributes tens of millions of dollars into the communities it serves and employs over 350 people.
As a cooperative, MTA was formed to serve its member-owners. The benefits of patronizing a cooperative are:
Anyone who uses a co-op's services and willingly accepts the responsibilities of membership, is eligible to become a member.
One Member, One Vote.
Co-ops are based on democratic principles. Members elect a board of directors and vote on specific issues.
Limited Return on Investment.
The purpose of a cooperative is to provide a service to its members, not to make a profit.
Surplus is Returned to the Members.
Should the Board decide that the financial condition permits, capital credits are returned to the members in proportion to their patronage. Learn more about capital credits.
Michael C. Burke, Chief Executive Officer
Tracy Ressler, Senior Executive Assistant/Records Management Officer
Wanda Tankersley, Chief Operating Officer
Larry Warner, Director of Finance
Eric Anderson, Director of Engineering/Construction/Operations
Carolyn Hanson, Director of Sales & Community Development.