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All Fiber & Answering the Call

Having completed upgrading the Kalona serving area, in 2017 the KCTC Board chose to begin providing the same services to the Washington area in response to pleas from numerous Washington area residents. The Washington area network to see completion in 2022.

Changing with the Times

By 2005, KCTC was serving all customers with a hybrid fiber/copper model that provided high-speed (by the standards of the day) internet as well as digital television service over the same copper lines that provided telephone service. The increasing data demands and...

Digital Wireless Comes to Kalona

Iowa Wireless Services announced its partnership with the Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company in 1999, bringing digital wireless service to the area. Built-in features of the service would allow customers to send and receive an e-mail, voice mail, and text messaging...

Community Partnerships Secure Success

1997 also saw the installation of a telephone system and wiring at MP Elementary, including 23,000 ft. of wire, most of which was donated by KCTC. Work then began at Mid Prairie Middle School on data and telephone networks. KCTC also donated money to the Kalona Public...

A Focus on Fiber

Early 1995 saw another major change for KCTC when the board approved an ambitious 5-year plan to bring Kalona to the cutting edge of technology with fiber optic service for all customers. While national companies were beginning to talk about providing high speed fiber...