Vernon Telephone Cooperative

Viroqua, Wis.

Area Served: 3.8 square miles

Population: of 4,362

Technical Highlights: FTTH deployed to nearly every home and business; 100 Mbps to be upgrade to 1 Gbps.

A global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation with more than 30,000 employees maintains in the Vernon service area a grain storage facility that processes about six million bushels of corn, soybeans and soft red winter wheat each year. Approximately 180-200 local farmers can spot sell, store or contract their grain in a process that monitors fluctuating grain prices, communicates bids, and maintains real-time communications.