Over 70 Years Of Building
Daviess-Martin County Rural Telephone Corporation, better known as RTC Communications, was incorporated as a non-profit corporation on October 27, 1949 by a group of 45 farmers. They purchased the Montgomery, Epsom and Glendale telephone exchanges, known as the MEG Telephone System, from Louis Roundtree who had acquired them from Midwest Telephone Co. in the early 1940’s. These exchanges were started in the early part of the century and later acquired by Charles Head, who integrated them into the Pike County Telephone Co., predecessor of Midwest Telephone Co.
In December of 1950, the corporation purchased the Williams exchange from Max Hosea, and in June 1951 also purchased the Plainville Telephone Company. In April 1952, several miles of cable were placed into service, and the first Stromberg-Carlson automatic dial office was put into service in 1954. That year, the corporation moved into a new headquarters building in Montgomery.
Service improvements continued through the 1960s and ‘70s. In 1983, the company’s first digital central office was put into service – the start of a project to convert all exchanges to single party service. In that same year, RTC Communications moved into a newly built 5,300 square foot building located on Main Street in Montgomery in which became the headquarters for RTC as we know it.
Daviess-Martin County RTC continued to expand throughout the rest of the ‘80s and ‘90s, improving not only the quality of its existing telephone services but also expanding services to surrounding communities.
Today, RTC Communications is a leading rural telecommunications company serving the internet, voice, and business service needs of customers in Daviess, Martin and Lawrence counties. RTC customers have access to Intelecyn™ Speed, our world-class broadband internet riding on the latest optical Fiber to The Home (FTTH) network, reaching speeds of 1 gigabyte. Additionally, RTC Communications provides Intelecyn Home, our crystal clear and secure voice service, and Intelecyn Business services. Being a cooperative, RTC Communications’ customers living in an RTC territory are also owners, bringing a new meaning to the phrase “we listen to our customers.”
RTC Communications exists to provide quality and reliable communications and technology products and services to Daviess, Martin and Lawrence counties.
- Honesty & Trust
- Commitment to our people, community and staying abreast of the latest technology and innovation that will improve the lives of our customers and community.