About CTC.

CTC offers state-of-the-art technology to homes and businesses in Central Minnesota. With our fiber optic network, CTC can offer our members the TV, phone, and Internet along with business phone systems and services. CTC has a unique history and we invite you to learn more about our cooperative.

Our Mission.

It was May 19th, 1950 when seven men joined for the first official meeting of the Crow Wing Cooperative Rural Telephone Company, later to become Consolidated Telephone Company. After obtaining personal loans the seven directors started selling memberships to residents as part of the new cooperative. Click here to learn more about CTC.

Our Service Area.

CTC offers many services in the communities of Sullivan Lake, Randall, Pillager, Outing, Nokay Lake, Nisswa, Motley, Mission, Lincoln, Leader, Freedhem, Little Falls, Brainerd, Baxter, and Crosby. CTC also has partnerships and access to state-wide transport to work with businesses outside of these areas and to connect multi-location businesses.

Fiber Optics.

With technology shaping the future of our lives, CTC is setting the standard in telecommunications for the Brainerd Lakes Area. CTC is continuing to improve and expand our rural areas by implementing new equipment and investing in a State-of-the-art fiber network to deliver higher Internet speeds and digital TV to complement our local phone service.

In the Community.

CTC lives up to its cooperative name, giving back to the community in many ways. CTC also invests in the local infrastructure and offers multiple locations in the Brainerd Lakes Area. More info.


Each year CTC awards $500 scholarships to students in our service areas that are beginning their college careers. For more information about our scholarship program, contact Lisa or reach out to your school counselor or guidance office.

Board of Directors.

As a member, you are represented by our Board of Directors. With their leadership, CTC will continue to be the leading provider in technology services to our communities. Meet the CTC Board of Directors.


Find out more about CTC and the community by viewing our different publications. Click the links below to see our current and past Dialer’s Digests and Annual Reports:

Annual Reports (2011-2018) | Dialer’s Digests (2011-2016)
Digital Digest (current issue)