During the third quarter of 1995 ShawneeLink Corporation began offering long distance services. It became apparent late in 1995 that the Internet was going to be a major communications platform. In response to this growing demand ShawneeLink integrated Internet access as a service offering in the second quarter in 1996. Initially ShawneeLink Internet access was restricted to the Shawnee Telephone Company local service area. In 1997, with the demand for Internet access on the rise, ShawneeLink began offering Internet connectivity in other service areas such as Golconda, Ridgway and Shawneetown. Before year-end 1998, ShawneeLink Corporation was offering Internet access in over 40 Southern Illinois communities.
In 2003 ShawneeLink began providing HyperNet DSL, a high-speed Internet Solution, in over 20 communities. ShawneeLink’s HyperNet DSL allows high-speed Internet access over normal copper telephone lines.
Our employees are the pillars of this organization. The individuals that comprise our staff are woven with strong character, deep ethics and unlimited drive. Every employee strives for continued individual improvement day to day. The level of loyalty and integrity displayed by our staff is reflected in the quality of service provided to our customers.
Each individual within the staff has a diverse technical, business and clerical background that help to create cohesiveness between departments. This cohesiveness has proven invaluable during project coordination and planning. The ability and willingness to operate as a team has facilitated every aspect of our expansion and growth and will continue to do so well into the future.