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.

1905

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.

1917

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

1959

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

1985

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

1986

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

1993

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

1996

The company became an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

2000

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

2001

NU-Telecom began offering Digital TV.

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

2002

The company opened an office in Redwood Falls.

2008

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

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

2010

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

2012

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

2017

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

2018

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.