There’s a Difference

The world of Internet, phones, and TV service is filled with lots of ho-hum… impersonal, giant, behemoth-even companies.

At Albany Mutual Telephone we’re a big-hearted little company with more exciting technology muscle than the big guys (any day of the week). Bigger smiles included.

The Albany Mutual Telephone Bedtime Story

Way back when… when telephones were the newest thing, our rural area didn’t have them. The people of Albany, Freeport and the surrounding communities wanted phone service, but when they asked the big guys to come and provide it, they said “Nah. Too rural. Too expensive. Good Bye.” Click.

So there was the problem. They couldn’t get phone service; and they wanted it.

Then came the idea. Some members of the community wondered “Why don’t we do it ourselves?”

And they did!

In the latter 1940’s Albany Mutual Telephone Association, a cooperative (cooperative—take note, that’s important), was created. The excitement and anticipation grew, and before long they were providing telephone service to residents of this rural area. Those were exciting times.

Fast Forward

Fast forward over 65 years and what you get from the phone company has changed. So have the technologies. Like the fiber-to-the-home network that makes possible some truly groundbreaking services—with Internet at speeds of up to 1 Gig (that’s 1000 Mbps)! You can’t get faster Internet anywhere in the United States. Yes, you read that right and it’s all available in the small towns of Albany, Freeport, New Munich, St. Anthony, and St. Rosa, MN. The big guys just can’t touch us.

You get the full range of services including Internet, TV, long distance, cellular, and more, in addition of course to that telephone service so bravely started long ago.

Dollars Come Back to You

Finally, did you take note above about “the cooperative?” Albany Mutual Telephone is a cooperative, so net profit is paid back to members in the form of capital credits. You get money back just from buying services you need anyway. Cool, huh?

Plus, because we’re a cooperative we believe it’s our role to make the communities we serve better places to be. One of the ways we do that is through the Albany Mutual Telephone Association Foundation. Over the years, we’ve supported our communities approaching $1 million of charitable giving. That’s not just a little better. It’s a lot better.

The Final Nut-Shell

Albany Mutual Telephone uses advanced technology (fiber-to-the-home) far beyond any of the big competitors, offers affordable rates, with great big smiles, and cooperative money-back benefits to boot.

Don’t wait. Contact Albany Mutual Telephone today. You’ll be glad you did.

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