About Us

Our History...

Tularosa Basin Telephone Company ("TBTC") was established in 1996 after US West decided to sell off six exchanges throughout the state of New Mexico. Carrizozo, Cloudcroft and Tularosa were among those exchanges. Four telephone companies banded together to found TBTC. The four companies are: Dell City Telephone Cooperative of Dell City, Texas; Roosevelt County Cooperative of Portales, New Mexico; Ponderosa Telephone Inc. of O''Neals, California and Wagner Telecommunications of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

TBTC humbly started operations out of a refurbished triple-wide temporary manufactured building. In July 1997, TBTC purchased one of Tularosa''s most colorful historical buildings: the Trails End Bar/Saddlery located at 503 St. Francis Drive which became our permanent home. Through the years TBTC has undergone many changes and has managed to preserve the historical landmark of the corporate offices to the pleasure of many local historians. In 2008, the corporate offices again underwent renovations and upon completion in 2009; received the Eugene Manlove Rhodes Award for Historic Preservation and Architecture for maintaining the architectural style of the Village of Tularosa presented by the Organizing Committee of the Tularosa Basin Conference. The award is very important to TBTC and symbolizes its partnership to the community where its employees live, work and thrive; ultimately working together to make our community a better place to live.

Advanced technologies have helped TBTC provide the same services to our customers that are normally reserved for metropolitan companies. This advancement is evidenced in another landmark for TBTC - the establishment of its subsidiary, Tularosa Communications, Ins. ("TCI") in May 2000 where it provides internet services to over 4,000 customers throughout the Tularosa Basin today. TBTC/TCI continue to bring cutting edge technology to its rural customers through replacement of its traditional copper line infrastructure to the new communication savvy fiber optic infrastructure with quality local customer service.

Tularosa Basin Telephone Company ("TBTC") is celebrating
twelve (12) successful years of bringing quality telephone services to you and your families. We can''t wait to see what the next 12 years bring.

Join us. You''ll be happy you did.

TBTC anticipates, understands and exceeds its customers'' expectations by offering leading edge communications and information technologies backed by exceptional service and support while maintaining financial integrity.

*We will uphold the highest level of INTEGRITY throughout our business.  We must at all times be honest, open, consistent, and respectful in our dealings with others.

*We must always provide our CUSTOMERS with the highest quality products and services at competitive rates.

*We must provide our EMPLOYEES with a safe, discrimination-free environment in which to work and in which performance will be fairly and justly recognized.

*We must be good corporate citizens, taking an active role in efforts in improve our COMMUNITIES.

*We must provide our OWNERS with a fair return on their investment.

TBTC has convenient satellite offices located at:
1409 James Canyon Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
813 Tenth Street, Alamogordo, NM

A payment drop-off location is also available for Carrizozo customers at the
Otero County Electric Co-op offices on 513 Twelfth Street.


       TBTC telephone customers experience faster TCI Internet speeds! Offering customized Internet speeds up to 50 Megabits.      


"TBTC & TCI are Keeping You Connected locally by offering telecommunication expertise for telephone, fiber-to-the-premise, high speed internet, long distance and cellular services."

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