The Dunn County Communications Center was established as a joint venture between the City of Menomonie and Dunn County in 1995. At that time, an enhanced 911 program was put in place providing all citizens of Dunn County access to the emergency number 9-1-1. The communication center is staffed 24 hours a day with a minimum of two telecommunicators at all times. The job of Dunn County Emergency Communications is to assist in natural and man-made disaster situations throughout Dunn County. During a state of emergency, Emergency Communications also directs emergency management activities throughout the county.
Arlington, Va., (August 27th, 2015) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, today announced that West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative has been named a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in the Elk Lake, Rock Falls, Downsville, Eau Galle and Spring Lake exchange communities.
As a Certified Gig-Capable Provider, West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative joins a national campaign spearheaded by NTCA to build awareness and industry recognition of community-based telecom providers that have built communications networks capable of delivering Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than those currently available in many U.S. households. West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative also received tools to promote itself as a Gig-Capable Provider in the Elk Lake, Rock Falls, Downsville, Eau Galle and Spring Lake exchange communities and will be recognized in NTCA media, on the NTCA website, and during association conferences and events.