Stephen W. Davis
G ENERAL M ANAGER
July 5, 2006
City of Medicine Lodge
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
City Of Kiowa
Kiowa, KS 67070
RE: Notice to Kansas Rural Communities regarding the Kansas Child Support Call/Service Center
To Whom It May Concern:
South Central Telephone Association, DBA SCTelcom, is a rural independent telephone
cooperative serving several communities is Barber County Kansas and Alfalfa County in
Oklahoma. In addition we are a competitive communications provider in Medicine Lodge,
SCTelcom is capable of providing Fiber Optic connectivity to the locations proposed in
Kiowa and Medicine Lodge, Kansas. We can provide T-1 and higher band width as well as
Ethernet connectivity. We provide 7/24 repair and network monitoring and personalized
face to face customer service. Our employees live in the counties/communities we serve.
We provide network and data monitoring services to several customers in our service areas.
We are capable of providing both Centrex (switched based) and equipment based business
services. If a new technology is brought before our company our people will train and
become proficient in operating and managing it.
In addition we have deployed over 400 miles of fiber optic cable and have a fiber optical
ring capable of providing 8.6 Gigabits of data or 129,000 simultaneous voice calls. This
ring is protected against outages and is capable of self healing in 50 milliseconds. The ring
also offers 100 megabits of Ethernet data in a circuit that runs parallel to the other data and
voice capabilities. Both Medicine Lodge and Kiowa are connected to this fiber ring.
We strive to foster economic development and growth in the communities we serve and
have spent over $27 million in the last decade to keep up with technology. In addition
SCTelcom was named 2006 Business of the Year by the Medicine Lodge Chamber of
Commerce and awarded the Kansas Department of Commerce 2006 Regional Achievement
Award for Service.
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