Aurora, Neb — Hamilton Telecommunications is celebrating its 110th year of providing telecommunications products and services. The company was founded in 1901 as a local telephone cooperative serving Hamilton County, Nebraska.

As new telecommunications technology developed, so did Hamilton, which became an early adopter of telephone switchboard technology and one of the first telephone companies to install a digital switch. Years later, Hamilton replaced cable lines with buried fiber optic lines, which have since changed the landscape of the telecommunications industry.

Hamilton is also known for its service for the hearing loss community. It was one of the first providers of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), which has since expanded to include Captioned Telephone (CapTel®) Service.

“Hamilton has long been a leader in adopting and developing technology to enhance the services we offer,” said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay. “By evolving and expanding in new directions, the company has enjoyed bringing innovative telecommunications services to meet the needs of a broad range of individuals for more than a century.”

As the largest division of Hamilton Telecommunications, Hamilton Relay was established in 1991 to provide communication access via the telephone to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking. Over the years, Hamilton Relay has established contracts to provide TRS and/or CapTel services to many states and United States territories.

In addition, Hamilton now provides Internet-based Relay and CapTel services that are available nationwide.

“We are very proud of our 110 year heritage,” says John Nelson, president of Hamilton Relay and vice president of Hamilton Telecommunications. “We appreciate the remarkable loyalty we have received over the years from our customers, the communities we serve, and our employees.”

SOURCE: Hamilton Telecommunications