About Us

We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work

Our Commitment

Oregon Farmers Mutual Telephone Company is proud of our heritage of commitment to providing state of the art communication services to our customers.


OFM (Oregon Farmers Mutual Telephone Company) is located in the northwest part of the state near Saint Joseph, Missouri. Early records indicated the company was organized in 1903, the company was incorporated in 1910. Ida Lenz Williams and C.E Williams lived in the telephone office until 1912.

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In 1953, the company built a new building to house the common battery central office equipment and new business office. The town of Oregon was cut to common battery in 1953, and in 1960 the company secured an REA loan and set up new lines in the rural area replacing some farmer owned lines. At the same time, the Oregon Company started serving the New Point area.

The Forest City area, a few miles west of Oregon, asked for service in 1960 and service was given. The Forest City area was connected into the Oregon system in 1962.

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In the early 1980s, OFM and its affiliate South Holt Cable, began offering cable TV services. Between 2008 – 2010 Oregon and Forest City were upgraded from a 330 MHz plant to over a 750 MHz plant. This upgrade allowed South Holt Cable to add over 20 popular networks and digital music. In 2017, we stopped offering cable TV services with South Holt Cable.

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In 2017, OFM joined with the Townes Telecommunications, Inc. family. Townes Telecommunications is responsible to the communities in which we live and work because our customers are also our friends, neighbors, and community partners. This responsibility compels us to provide our customers with the highest quality telecommunications services and reliable internet access at reasonable prices. Our dedicated staff of skilled, experienced employees, and management are ready to help connect you or your business to the world.

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