Who We Are
A telecommunications provider you can count on
South Slope Cooperative Communications provides high speed Internet, phone service, and television to residential and business customers. Since 1958, we have been committed to delivering cutting edge telecommunications services to our members at the lowest possible price. We pride ourselves on providing service, second to none to each and every one of our valued members.
As the communities we serve grow, we are committed to expanding our range of service and providing our members with the most current technology possible. This ability to adapt has allowed South Slope to become the largest independent cooperative telecommunications provider in Iowa. We are proud to provide all the amenities of large companies with the service you can depend on from your local hometown provider.
We are proud to serve the following communities: Amana, Ely, Fairfax, Newhall, North Liberty, Norway, Oxford, Solon, Shueyville, Tiffin, Watkins, Walford, West and South Cedar Rapids, and parts of Coralville.
History of our Telephone Cooperative
Keeping communities connected
For more than 50 years, South Slope has served local eastern Iowa communities as a telephone cooperative with the goal to keep rural Iowa connected. Cooperatives are successful because they provide non-profit services to their communities that may not be readily available otherwise. We are committed to providing the best telecommunications service available at the lowest price possible. The beginnings of the modern cooperative movement can be traced back more than 150 years.
The principals of the cooperative philosophy are:
- Open membership - Anyone who can use a cooperative’s services and is willing to accept the responsibilities can join.
- One member, one vote- Power is shared equally among all members, rather than concentrated in the hands of a few. Members elect a Board of Directors and, when necessary, vote on specific issues.
- Limited return on investment- The purpose of a cooperative is to provide a service to its members, not to make a profit.
- Surplus is returned to the members - Margins above and beyond the cost required to cover operating expenses are returned to members in proportion to their patronage.
Visit the Foundation for Rural Service for more information on how telecommunications cooperatives keep rural America connected!