Iowa Telecom

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Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1999
Headquarters 400 W 4th St N Newton, IA 50208, Newton, Iowa
Products Network and Communication equipment
Services Phone, Internet, & TV
Owner Alan Wells
Number of employees

Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc., commonly known as Iowa Telecom, provided local telephone service to former GTE customers in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Minnesota. Iowa Telecom was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Iowa Network Services and ING Barings. It acquired the assets of GTE Midwest that served Iowa following Bell Atlantic's purchase of GTE. As of (date?), it had 257,700 access lines and served 435 communities in Iowa.(ref?)

In 2002 Iowa Telecom bought PC Partner Communications & Zumatel Communications.

On February 7, 2008 Iowa Telecom bought Lakedale Communications, Sherbtel Comminuations, Conntections-ETC, and SOMA all located in Minnesota. At that time they also acquired Willinet in New York.

On November 24, 2009 Iowa Telecom was acquired by Windstream.[1]

Its telephone directories were published by Pinnacle Publishing.


  1. ^ Windstream History

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