Lynxx Networks℠ was recently named a Smart Rural Community Provider℠ by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA). Smart Rural Communities℠ is a national network of communities powered by innovative rural broadband providers that are building a brighter future for small town America. The program promotes rural broadband and its role in supporting innovative economic development; effective education; efficient energy distribution and use; state-of-the-art health care and other important issues for rural America.

In order to receive recognition as a Smart Rural Community Provider℠, Lynxx Networks℠ was required to affirm that it offers 25/3 Mbps broadband to at least 50% of its service area; that it has broadband subscription rates of at least 50%; and that it is committed to program principles of collaboration and innovation. As a result of Lynxx Networks℠ national recognition, Camp Douglas, New Lisbon, Hustler and portions of the Germantown township will now be celebrated as a Smart Rural Community® in program materials and online at, joining a national network of similarly innovative communities.

“We are excited and honored to accept this award,” said Jim Costello, CEO who received the award on behalf of Lynxx Networks. “We have worked hard with our local leaders to ensure that the people living and working in our community have access to advanced communications and the many benefits those services enable. We look forward to building on our success for many years to come.”

NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield also recognized Lynxx Networks℠ for this achievement, noting, “We are so excited to welcome another Smart Rural Community Provider℠ into this growing network of innovative broadband providers delivering the Internet’s fastest speeds in some of the most remote and rural communities of our country. I applaud Lynxx Networks℠ for their commitment to enabling cutting-edge technologies that drive innovation and promote economic development in their region and nationwide.”


About Lynxx Networks℠ – Broadband Provider

Lynxx Networks is the premier fiber optic broadband provider in West Central Wisconsin. With headquarters in Camp Douglas, Lynxx Networks specializes in internet and voice services and IT consulting to the healthcare, education, manufacturing and government sectors of the workplace. Learn more by visiting


About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.