Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc., commonly known as Iowa Telecom, provided local telephone service to former GTE customers in Iowa. Iowa Telecom was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Iowa Network Services and ING Barings. It acquired the assets of GTE Midwest that served Iowa following Bell Atlantic's purchase of GTE. As of (date?), it had 257,700 access lines and served 435 communities in Iowa.(ref?)
On June 1, 2010 Iowa Telecom was acquired by Windstream.
Its telephone directories were published by Pinnacle Publishing.
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