About Us

About Us

TLSN is a consortium of 41 Rural Telecommunications Carriers in Texas. Our Member Owners have been providing quality services to rural Texas customers for 50 to 100 years. TLSN was established in 1998 to coordinate the completion of the Member owned statewide fiber optic network.  TLSN provides Private Line Transport 200G, 100G, 40G and 10G wavelengths, connectivity to some of the largest data centers in Texas and Internet Bandwidth via 13 Cisco ASR9000 Series Routers, one of the largest IP/MPLS networks in Texas.  All services provided on a customer-specific contract basis.  Our Member Owners  support TLSN with over 500 technicians and outside plant personnel across the entire network.  TLSN is the single-point of contact for customers for all sales, marketing, engineering, provisioning, NOC 24x7 monitoring, network testing, billing and collecting.  With our Member Owners, TLSN operates one of the largest DWDM, Carrier Ethernet & IP/MPLS networks in Texas and New Mexico.

The TLSN Board of Directors consists of 9 Managers of Member Companies selected by vote of the TLSN Members.  Scott Martin with Industry Telephone, is President, Kelly Allison with Colorado Valley is Vice President and Darren Patrick with Wes-Tex is Sec/Treas.  The other Board Members are: Gil Rasco (Brazoria), Steve Singletary (Taylor), Dave Osborn (VTX), Kirk Petty (Santa Rosa), Charlie Cano (Etex) and Jamey Wigley (Central Texas).  

TLSN is a proud member of INDATEL, a national group of similar statewide consortiums across 30 states.  Check them out at www.indatel.com.