The Cooperative Solution
For over 100 years, rural communities across the nation have relied on cooperatives to bring needed utilities to their homes and businesses. Cooperatives have quietly proved that they can build Fiber-to-the-Home networks that are capable of speeds of more than 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 Mbps).
In 1954, local farmers came together to build a non-profit, member-owned telecommunications cooperative called West Wisconsin Telcom. We are proud to have built a 100% Fiber-to-the-Home network in these Wisconsin counties: Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix. We know connections matter and while building a fiber optic network has initial high capital costs, fiber optics has been hailed as a “future-proof” infrastructure. Our mindset is to build it once and to build it right.
24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom and local town boards have been collaborating to build our Fiber Optic network to areas in Dunn County that are unserved or underserved by a large telecommunication corporation. In the past 3 years, 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom have been awarded 4 Broadband Expansion Grants by the State of Wisconsin. We transform to connect people and are excited about what the future holds!
Together, we build fiber optic smart communities from the ground up.
Who is 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom?
24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom is a national award-winning fiber optic technology company. Over the past 65 years, as technology has advanced so have our products and services; however, our commitment to the customers and communities we serve has remained steadfast. Today, that commitment is reflected in 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom’s dedication to building a Fiber Optic network to rural western Wisconsin residents and businesses with the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.
As a cooperative, 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom know about serving their members, because we are built for the people and by the people. Through our network over 1100 miles of fiber optics we are proud to serve the Giga-Communities of Downsville, Wilson, Spring Lake, Hersey, Weston, Eau Galle, Rock Falls, Meridean, Fall City, the west side of Eau Claire, Rusk and Irvington. We are continuing to expand our network this year to the communities of Caryville and Weston, which are currently un-served for broadband by a large national provider.
From state-of-the-art gigabit fiber to multiple residential and business services (including cloud and managed services and a full range of security and other related services), 24-7 & West Wisconsin are building smart communities from the ground up.