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NITCO. Connected Always.

We live where you live.

NITCO is dedicated to anticipating your needs for tomorrow and beyond with:

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With NITCO, you’ll find a team of professionals with a single focus–you. From our highly skilled service technicians to our dedicated customer service representatives, NITCO works to always bring you the best in Voice, Internet, and TV.

We will be there when you need us.
NITCO provides you with 24/7/365 customer support. We believe it’s important that you connect with a live person when you call instead of an automated voice. If you need more help, we have a fleet of 90 vehicles and a team of local communications professionals ready to respond.

Call 219-996-7000 and speak with one of our specialists any time, day or night.

NITCO through the years

1890s
To connect the offices of his hay business in Demotte, Abraham Halleck conceives the idea of connecting wires strung on native poles. A pay station is established in Ripley's Store in Hebron, where the fire station now stands.
1890s
1900s
The phone system switches hands and is now owned by John Ross. Across from the Hebron Hotel, Ross erects a small brick building to house the office for the telephone exchange.
1900s
Robert Mussman
1939
The telephone exchange, now called the Hebron Telephone Company, was purchased by George Mussman and his son Robert Mussman.
1939
1944
NITCO is founded
The Mussmans purchased the Demotte-Roselawn Telephone Company which became the Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company, more commonly known as NITCO.
1944
1952
NITCO and the Hebron Telephone Company merged into the Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company, Incorporated.
1952
1955
NITCO moved to a modern building with a new and state-of-the-art switchboard that had the capacity to handle 10,000 lines—or about 50,000 telephones—in Hebron and the Demotte area, eliminating all independent phone operators.
1955
1970
The Hebron Exchange was divided into two separate exchanges: North (which includes Lakes of the Four Seasons) and Hebron. A new, unattended switching office was built at Lakes of the Four Seasons.
1970
1976
NITCO moved the company's corporate office to its current location at 205 N. Washington Street in Hebron. The new office provided space for a state-of-the-art Stromberg Carlson ESC-3 switching center for the Hebron Exchange, and for additional employees that were hired to keep pace with the growth of the community.
1976
1980s
The effects of deregulation brought about significant changes for NITCO and a complete upgrade of the central office switching centers. Fiber optic connections were installed between the new switching centers and the rest of the telecommunications world outside of the NITCO service area.
1980s
1990s
NITCO employees started an online bulletin board which became NetNITCO. The brand was launched as NITCO's internet provider. At its peak, over 24,000 customers signed up for NetNITCO dial-up service.
1990s
NITCO. Connected Always.
2005
DSL arrived. NITCO developed its own fixed wireless network. NITCO now covers an area of 300 square miles.
2005
2013
NITCO installed MetaSwitch, the latest in Voice Connection technology, offering Voice over IP and Hosted PBX products.

Construction continued as NITCO created its first-gigabit community in Mt Ayr, IN successfully bringing high-speed broadband to one of Indiana's most rural areas
2013
NITCO TV
2017
NITCO unveiled Skitter TV, allowing fiber and DSL customers to enjoy NITCO's newest cable TV channel lineup with all the local Chicago broadcast stations. Skitter TV would eventually become NITCO TV.
2017
2017
NITCO and The Town of Chesterton agreed to a 25 year llicense to operate the Chesterton Fiber Optic Network
2017
2018
NITCO acquired TV Cable of Rensselaer adding 1400 TV, Internet, and voice customers to NITCO.
2018
2018
In February of 2018, NITCO completed a 10-year agreement to operate the municipal fiber network for the City of East Chicago.
2018

The future of NITCO

Our focus is on growth and to be successful, NITCO understands the need for high-quality customer service. We believe that being local and “Infinitely Friendlier” is critical to our success.

You’ll notice the commitment from our company leadership—NITCO’s team is 100% local. We will be there when you need us the most. Our dedication to you is the foundation of everything we do. This passion keeps us focused on the future.

NITCO is a frontrunner in the high-speed broadband market and the region’s preferred provider in internet, TV, and voice. We proudly service thousands of clients in our four-county service area, keeping you connected with over 300 miles of advanced technology fiber.

Since 1939, NITCO has maintained a policy of providing quality service at an affordable price while keeping pace with rapidly changing technology. We proudly pledge to continue that tradition.