Mutual Telephone Company was formed in January of 1905 when 150 patrons gathered at Little River City Hall to organize an independent phone company.
Prior to this, there had been telephone service in Little River for nearly fifteen years. According to an article in the March 6, 1890 edition of The Little River Monitor, Messrs. Zook and Keim of Inman were in town installing telephones. The editor noted there was a phone in his office and one in his home and they seemed satisfactory. At this time, residents ran their own lines from house to house in any way possible – some were even strung on hedge posts. There was no central office. The telephones were no more than a box hung on the wall with a bell, microphone, speaker and a six-volt battery.
From these humble beginnings, MTC, has evolved into one of the most state-of-the-art telecommunications providers in our area.
Today, 100% of MTC’s Little River customers are connected to a “fiber to the home” network–the most advanced telecommunications technology available in the world. Our Little River customers both in town and in the country, enjoy the latest in Digital TV (including HDTV and Digital Video Recorders), blazing fast Internet downloads speeds from our gigabit capable network, and the latest telephone features, like Voice Mail, Conference calling and even privacy defender, which they can manage and configure online. In 2010 MTC began to expand their fiber network and services into the Lyons community. Now in 2016 MTC continues to grow out their fiber network to the Lyons, Sterling, Marquette and the McPherson business district.
MTC now has stores in five communities. Little River, Lyons, Sterling, Marquette and McPherson supply a local office where MTC employees can help customers with any communication issues or needs! In our different communities MTC offers a variety of services including High Speed Internet, Long Distance service, Computer Repair & Sales services, and Nex-Tech Wireless service to customers in Rice & McPherson Counties.
All of us at MTC are consistently and diligently researching the latest products and services so we can provide you with all of the same technologies and services you can get in the “big city” at small town prices. Whether you need reliable Internet WAY out in the country, or you’re looking for the latest and greatest phones and wireless plans, we’ve got you covered.
The staff and the board of MTC are also committed to the communities we serve. From sponsoring local baseball teams, to being active in all of our local chambers, to supporting community events and local causes, we strive to grow with the communities we serve. And you can always be sure when you call or stop by our office, you’ll talk to a local person you can trust who can help you right away.
At MTC, our mission is to provide local, reliable service to our customers. Offering the latest communication technologies to grow with the communities we serve. It is our genuine pleasure to serve you!