While we’re certainly proud of the great progress represented by the many changes over the years, we are equally proud of what has stayed the same. This company was formed out a desire to plan to serve the communication needs of customers. Forward-thinking customer service started the company and continues to be the key to its success.

Join us in looking back at a few of the key dates that have made Nuvera the company it is today.


New Ulm area farmers and businessmen met to discuss concerns about the existing telephone service. A committee of 26 men met at Schell’s Hall in New Ulm and unanimously voted to form a single new telephone company for New Ulm and the surrounding areas. New Ulm Rural Telephone Company began operating on May 1, 1905.


Construction was completed for a new building at 400 2nd North in New Ulm.


The first automatic switchboard ended operator-assisted calling and direct dialing began.


The company name changed from New Ulm Rural Telephone Company to New Ulm Telecom, Inc.


New Ulm Telecom acquired Western Telephone Company serving Springfield and Sanborn.


New Ulm Telecom acquired Peoples Telephone Company in Aurelia, IA.


The company became an Internet Service Provider (ISP).


The company introduced a new logo and NU-Telecom became its marketing name.


NU-Telecom began offering Digital TV.

A new corporate location opened in New Ulm at 27 N. Minnesota.


The company opened an office in Redwood Falls.


NU-Telecom acquired Hutchinson Telephone Company in Hutchinson and Hutchinson Telecommunications in Litchfield.

TechTrends, a technology solutions center, was opened in New Ulm.


NU-Telecom purchased the cable television system from Midcontinent Communications in and around Glencoe, MN.


The company acquired Sleepy Eye Telephone Company and began offering services in Sleepy Eye, Goodhue, Hanska, White Rock, Mazeppa and Bellechester, MN.


NU-Telecom purchased RRCNet providing wireless Internet service in Lamberton, MN and surrounding communities.


NU-Telecom announced a rebrand with a new name and logo – Nuvera.

NU-Telecom purchased Scott-Rice Telephone Company servicing the communities of Prior Lake, Savage, Webster, Elko and New Market.