Our Story

Since 1997, WIN has served the Upper Midwest with cutting-edge technology solutions. Small and medium businesses, large enterprises, and technology companies count on WIN to be their network, data center, and IT services partner.

Network First

With a footprint of more than 6,000 miles, WIN’s fiber network is one of the region’s largest. Our fiber backbone is the foundation upon which we build every other service we offer. We were a network company first and continue to invest in new fiber construction, dark fiber leasing and purchasing, and peering agreements. We’re proud to serve our customers with the largest independent network in Wisconsin and to have expanded into Minnesota, Upper Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. Whether you’re going to a rural cell site or a bustling communications hub in a major city, we can get you there.

Engineered To Serve®

Over the years, we’ve noticed a trend of other technology companies building a portfolio of services that looks great on paper but isn’t specifically geared toward their customers. We take a different approach. Our customers’ success is the end goal of our company. Each year, we take a hard look at the strategic objectives we want our fiber network, data center, and IT Managed Services to be for our customers, then strengthen our design.

Tailored To Fit

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Where a national carrier may have a huge footprint, WIN has the chance to be more agile. Where you’re often pressed with “prepackaged products” and “one-size-fits-all solutions,” WIN builds services from the ground up. You won’t be shown a product list and told to pick one. We begin every relationship with a discussion of your business and what the next one, three, and five years may look like. The more we understand how the world looks from your vantage point, the better we can serve you.

WIN is owned by 31 Wisconsin-based independent telephone companies. WIN also owns and operates several associated technology companies.

Airstream Communications

Airstream Communications is an Internet Service Provider and sister company to WIN.

INDATEL

INDATEL is a “network of networks” that offers Ethernet services over its collective 90,000 miles of fiber. WIN is a founding member.

Midwest Video Solutions

A linear signal service provider bringing television services to companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.