Located in West Central Wisconsin, Nelson Telephone Cooperative, was formed in 1949 thru 1956 to provide Local Exchange Dial Tone to the communities of Nelson and Durand. In 1957 the exchange of Arkansaw and in 1959 Gilmanton/Modena were merged with the cooperative which formed our existing territories. In 2014 it was voted by the members of the cooperative to update our articles of incorporation and change the cooperative name to Nelson Communications Cooperative and brand ourselves as Ntec. Currently we serve a radius of approximately 365 square miles in west central Wisconsin.
The Cooperative is locally owned by membership and daily operations are overseen by a General Manager. The vision and future direction of the manager is approved by an elected board of directors from within the cooperative. Each member or subscriber of telephone service is entitled to vote for the board of directors.
A portion of the net profits from the cooperative is paid back to members in the form of Capital Credits. Capital Credits are allotted to members based on their spending with the cooperative.
Today, Ntec’s central office is equipped with a Genband IP Based Softswitch equipped to bring the latest technology available today. The outside plant facility is supported by a fiber optic backbone with diversified local and toll routing.
Ntec also provides other services such as:
- Long Distance Service – Residential and Business
- Internet Access – High Speed Broadband
- Digital Cable Television
- Rural Digital Television
- Voice Mail – Central Office and Consumer Based
- Business System Installation/Maintenance – Authorized AVAYA Business Partner
- LAN (Local Area Network) – Wiring and Electronics
Ntec strives to add new services and technologies with the quality of service and affordability our customers expect.
Nelson Communications Cooperative Board of Directors
President – Bruce Lindstrom
Vice President – Jim Tulip
Secretary/ Treasurer – Deric Lindstrom