Timeline

Joe and Mildred Foster take a leap of faith and start Twin Valley Telephone Company in Miltonvale, KS.

1947

Joe and Mildred Foster take a leap of faith and start Twin Valley Telephone Company in Miltonvale, KS.

Expansion of phone service and infrastructure to five adjacent regions.

1957

Expansion of phone service and infrastructure to five adjacent regions.

Among the first to bring cellular technology to the market via investments in Kansas Cellular (later Alltel, now known as Verizon).

1990s

Among the first to bring cellular technology to the market via investments in Kansas Cellular (later Alltel, now known as Verizon).

Began delivering fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) Internet capabilities to customers (six years before Google Fiber).

2001

Began delivering fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) Internet capabilities to customers (six years before Google Fiber).

Became the second company in the nation to deploy IPTV (eight years before AT&T and Google).

2003

Became the second company in the nation to deploy IPTV (eight years before AT&T and Google).

Became a core investor in Kansas Fiber Net to expand connectivity throughout the state of Kansas.

2000s

Became a core investor in Kansas Fiber Net to expand connectivity throughout the state of Kansas.

Thirteen new exchanges acquired, about 5,200 access lines, and the tripling of the company’s original size.

2006

Thirteen new exchanges acquired, about 5,200 access lines, and the tripling of the company’s original size.

Completed first CLEC overbuild of Clay Center with fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure.

2009

Completed first CLEC overbuild of Clay Center with fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure.

Acquired ISG Technology, the region’s premier IT solutions provider with a network of data centers and cloud solutions.

2011

Acquired ISG Technology, the region’s premier IT solutions provider with a network of data centers and cloud solutions.

Acquired Southern Kansas Telephone Company (SKT),  bringing together the two largest family-owned telecommunications companies in Kansas. 

2021

Acquired Southern Kansas Telephone Company (SKT),  bringing together the two largest family-owned telecommunications companies in Kansas.