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Our History 

Established in 1996 after four telephone companies banded together to found Tularosa Basin Telephone Company, TBTC started by providing rural residents with telephone services across Tularosa, Carrizozo, and Cloudcroft.

Our humble operations started out of a refurbished triple-wide manufactured building in Tularosa, New Mexico. In 1997 our company outgrew the structure and purchased one of Tularosa’s most historic buildings, located on the main highway in town at 503 St. Francis, which still functions as our corporate office and permanent home.

Proud of our roots and local heritage, we continued to invest in the communities that we served. In line with this vision and acknowledging the need for advanced technologies in the region, TBTC established its subsidiary, Tularosa Communications, Inc. (TCI) in May of 2000 to bring internet to over 4,500 customers in the Basin area. TBTC/TCI continues to bring cutting edge technology to its rural customers through replacement of its traditional copper line infrastructure to fiber optic infrastructure, the most reliable and fastest internet connection, with the quality of our local customer service.

Our corporate offices represent our dedication to our mission. In 2008, the corporate offices again underwent extensive renovations and upon completion in 2009; received the Eugene Manlove Rhodes Award (presented by the Organizing Committee of the Tularosa Basin Conference) for Historic Preservation and Architecture for maintaining the architectural style of the Village of Tularosa. The award is very important to our company and symbolizes its partnership to the community where its employees live, work and thrive; ultimately working together to make our community a better place to live.

To reflect our extensive growth in product and service offerings, in 2020, our company decided that a new logo would best define our company’s vision and market positioning. No longer just a telephone and internet provider, our company continues to evolve in providing real-time business solutions as an industry leader in telecommunications.


Supporting Our Community

We strive to strengthen the communities that we serve through economic development and social responsibility. For us, rural doesn’t mean disconnected from the world.

We seek to strengthen the communities that we serve. That is why, every year, we set aside part of our budget to support local organizations, charities, and schools to ensure that we all grow together.

Please fill out our Sponsorship Form for donation requests. For those partnering with us that need our logo, please reach out to for an image that meets your project’s custom specifications.

503 St Francis Drive

Tularosa, New Mexico 88352

813 Tenth Street

Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

1409 James Canyon Hwy

Cloudcroft, New Mexico 88317

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