Whidbey Telephone Company is incorporated. The first office is located on the corner of Anthes and First Streets in the old bank building.
David C. Henny purchases controlling interest in Whidbey Telephone Company.
Whidbey Telephone Company officially moves its headquarters to Bayview. Bayview microwave tower is constructed and implemented for most long distance calls.
A submarine cable was installed across the Saratoga Passage from Whidbey to Gedney Island (known locally as Hat Island). The Hat Island Telephone Company, owned and operated by Whidbey Telephone Company, was the first and remains the only telephone company providing service to Hat Island.
Whidbey Telephone Company was granted authority to serve Point Roberts, WA. At the time, Point Roberts was an under-served area operated by British Columbia Telephone Company.
Whidbey Telephone Company becomes the first telephone company west of the Rocky Mountains to offer internet services. The new internet service was named WhidbeyNET (now known as Whidbey Telecom Internet & Broadband).
Whidbey Telephone Company officially launches its High Speed Internet service, offering speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps. This same year, the company also expands its service by offering security services & alarm monitoring, long distance services, and establishes fiber optics connectivity between South Whidbey and Seattle.
Whidbey Telephone Company creates a subsidiary company in Seattle called FiberCloud. For the next 12 years, FiberCloud offered collocation and “cloud” service offerings from a data center in Everett.
Whidbey Telephone Company deploys WiFi (wireless internet) as a free service to its internet subscribers.
Whidbey Telephone Company rebrands to become Whidbey Telecom, better reflecting the many facets of the company. Whidbey Telecom continues to innovate and expand its high-tech communication services, including local & long distance voice services, high speed internet, security & alarms, and web and email hosting services.
The WiFire Community Space and Customer Experience Center opens in Freeland. It is constructed and furnished almost entirely with the help of local construction companies, design firms, craftsmen and artists.
Whidbey Telecom begins a multi-year, multi-phase project to bring a new fiber-optic network to customers in South Whidbey and Point Roberts. Infrastructure was improved in order to deliver gigabit speeds to neighborhoods in Clinton, Langley, Bayview and Freeland. Work is ongoing to bring fiber to South Whidbey and Point Roberts.
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