Farmers Telephone Company, a locally owned telecommunications company began business in Colorado in 1920. Farmers currently brings innovative communication technologies to the people of the Southwest enabling them to operate locally and participate globally.
Farmers Telephone Company Mission Statement
Provide advanced communication services to the people of the Four Corners area to connect them with their family, friends, and customers, and to the world of information, learning, entertainment, and commerce.
Farmers Telephone Company Core Values
- To be customer driven, open, proactive, competitive and to provide quality service
- To have integrity, to focus on the needs of rural communities it serves and to provide a reasonable return to its stockholders.
In 2005, Farmers joined in a cooperative venture with National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) in an affiliated program with ViaSat, a national company that offers Internet access and other services via satellite.
This alliance expanded Farmers service territory to include parts of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, as well as Southwest Colorado. Farmers Telephone continues to invest in new opportunities to bring the latest technology to the customers in the rural areas of the Southwest.