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History of Lynxx

About Lemonweir Valley Telcom

Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company was founded in 1907. It was originally named the New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company. After acquiring several other local exchanges in the area, it was renamed Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company in 1931 and Lynxx in 2014. Many technological advancements have taken place over time such as two party lines, operator switchboards, party rings and eventually one party lines. Today, the majority of Lynxx customers residing in the Camp Douglas & New Lisbon telephone exchanges are connected to Lynxxs’ premier fiber optic network. Lynxx also service several business customers in Mauston, Tomah and Sparta.

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1875

AlexanderGrahamBell

Alexander Graham Bell discovers vocal sounds can be transmitted by telegraph. Begins working towards first telephone.

Jan 16, 1907

Local business leaders hold a meeting in New Lisbon, Wisconsin to discuss creation of a telephone company.

1907

New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company is created.

1907

TRoosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was president.

1911

New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company expands to Mauston.

1913

Telephone lines are constructed & configured in conjunction with the development of railroad & telegraph systems in the area.

1914

New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company issues 53 bonds and offers single party business service for $1.50 per month & two party business service for $1.25 per month.

1920

New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company expands by purchasing Clifton Town Exchange.

1921

The Green Bay Packers professional football team is organized.

1927

First television invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth.

1931

New Lisbon Mutual Telephone Company is renamed Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company.

1936

Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company constructs office in Camp Douglas.

1938

Hustler & Camp Douglas exchanges are consolidated.

1947

New Lisbon “Central Office” with mechanized switches replace the switchboard operators.

1948

Bell Telephone Laboratories perfects the transistor.

1950

Switchboard in installed for Camp Douglas.

1962

Auto dial is available to customers, though there were still party lines.

1967

Vince Lombardi’s Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st Super Bowl.

1973

First cellular mobile phone by Martin Cooper.

1975-1977

Personal Home Computers are created by Steve Jobs, Stephen Wozniak, Bill Gates, & Paul Allen at Microsoft & Apple.

1981

IBM personal computer is introduced and promises to revolutionize the office.

1988

Camp Douglas business office expands to house more equipment.

1990

Mobile communication technology allows Lemonweir to offer cellular service.

1990

Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web to access information through websites & hyperlinks.

1999

Lemonweir offers long distance phone services.

2001

High speed Internet is offered to Lemonweir customers.

2003

Wireless Internet is available through Lemonweir, as well as digital television service in a new facility in Camp Douglas.

2015

Lemonweir changes daily operating name to Lynxx to better describe the services they are providing.

Camp Douglas

127 State Hwy 12 & 16
Phone: (608) 427-6515
Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Email: info@getlynxx.com

New Lisbon

201 Leer Street
Phone: (608) 427-6515
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm