About Us

Our Mission...

is to be the communication company that fulfills our customers’ needs and exceeds their service expectations allowing us to continually reinvest in new technologies to ensure the continued growth of our company and creating beneficial relationships for our employees, shareholders and communities in which we continue to do business as we have for over 100 years.

Our Vision Statement

Be an Innovator

Be an innovator in the electronic communications industry in our market area and provide packages of services that offer high value to the consumer, a profitable return to our company and its shareholders

Be a Good Citizen

Be a good citizen in the communities served by engaging in open, honest and direct communication.

Be Mindful

Be ever mindful of our obligations to our employees with training, support and a working environment that maintains a focus on meeting the needs of customers with a positive attitude.

Meet Our Employees

Larry Springer

General Manager, CEO

Joined in Sept. 2003.

Deanne luke

    Office Manager         

Joined in Aug. 1997.

Shane Bellon

Network Operations Manager

Joined in April 2019.

Julie Willis

Customer Service Rep

Joined in May 2003.

Dave Larson

    Plant Technician      

Joined in July 1997.

Dave Shaffer

    Plant Technician      

Joined in Oct. 2014.

Board of Directors

Allan Armbrecht- President

Amy Lennie- Vice President

Edythe Lounsbury-Meller- Secretary

Fred Cerka

Deb McIntosh-Flaherty

Pete Heintz

Rich Mack


The first telephone exchange in Colo was owned by the Boone County Telephone Company. The switchboard was located in rooms above the Colo Savings Bank. In 1906, interest was generated in obtaining a locally owned telephone company. An offer to buy Boone County Telephone’s poles, wire, switchboard and the Colo franchise for $600 was turned down.

Undaunted, the Johnson’s Grove, Colo & New Albany Mutual Telephone Company was officially formed. The mutual decided to negotiate a long distance contract with Bell Telephone. By January 1907, Boone County Telephone Co. stopped providing all local service but retained ownership of the toll lines.

In 1957 a new aerial cable plant and headquarters building was constructed to house Colo’s first automatic central office, ending the era of the local operator. An all one-party buried cable plant was constructed in 1968, again with a new central office. Colo converted to digital switching in 1985 and a replacement digital switch was installed in 1995.