Amy Hale Joins TLSN


TLSN is proud to announce Amy Hale has joined TLSN as Member Relations/Customer Services Manager.  Amy has over 15 years of telecom experience in account management, customer service, and project management.  Amy was previously a Client Services Manager with Inteliquent since 2002.  Amy is an Eastern Illinois University graduate, has two daughters Grace and Gretchen, and will be relocating to the Austin area. 

One of the main goals of TLSN's Strategic Plan by Management and the Board of Directors is to increase value for TLSN Members.  Amy will be educating TLSN members on all the services available to them through TLSN and helping them sell those services to their customers.

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Jason Stehling Joins TLSN as Sales Director



TLSN is proud to announce Jason Stehling has joined TLSN as Sales Director.  Jason has 20 years’ experience and knowledge in the telecom sales industry.  Jason was a sales rep at NTS Communications in Lubbock for over 8 years.  Jason was also in the wholesale carrier sales group at Centurylink for 11 years working with large national carriers.  Jason is a Texas Tech graduate and lives with his family in Lubbock.  We are excited to have Jason on our team. 




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TLSN Fiber Backbone is Now Over 10,000 Fiber Route Miles




TLSN is proud to announce the TLSN DWDM Fiber Backbone is now well over 10,000 fiber route miles.  With new routes added by TLSN Members in Central and South TX, we have exceeded the 10,000-mile mark.  TLSN and our Members are committed to meeting the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of our customers for 100G and beyond.  A new statewide map and regional maps have been posted on our website for viewing.  


TLSN Member Telcos continue to provide excellent 24X7 maintenance on all their fiber segments and electronics.  With the support of the TLSN Members, we have more boots on the ground for network restoration in an outage situation than anyone else.



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TLSN GM is Guest Speaker at TSTCI



TLSN General Manager, Brad Seymour was honored to be a guest speaker at the Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc (TSTCI) Annual Meeting in Grapevine on Oct 5.  Mr. Seymour reported on TLSN’s new Strategic Plan to bring more value to the 41 TLSN Member Companies.  Mr. Seymour reported on TLSN’s investment in its IP/MPLS Core to deliver ever increasing IP bandwidth at lower rates to the Members across the entire network.  My Seymour also spoke of ongoing network upgrades for 100G wavelength service.  TLSN will also be adding staff in the new year to support the business growth plans.


TLSN has enjoyed a close business relationship with TSTCI for many years.  TLSN greatly appreciates TSTCI CEO, Weldon Gray, CPA and his leadership.  Mr. Gray always brings together knowledgeable speakers on timely issues affecting the TSTCI Members, who are in most cases TLSN Members …

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TLSN Completes Austin Metro Ring Construction



TLSN is proud to announce the completion of 6.5 miles of fiber construction in Southeast Austin’s industrial area which completes an Austin metro ring.  Using existing fiber in place from downtown Austin, TLSN’s new metro ring connects the SE industrial area to downtown.  The metro ring is 22 total miles and provides diverse entrance facilities into TLSN’s Austin POP located in the Data Foundry Texas 1 data center at 4100 Smith School Road.  The ring will be used for TLSN’s strategic customers in the area.

TLSN moved into the Data Foundry Texas1 facility in Nov 2012.  We are proud to be located in this world-class state-of-the-art data center and have the ability to connect any of our customers state-wide to utilize Data Foundry’s services.


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Celebrating Our 20th Year


TLSN is celebrating our 20th year of serving our TLSN Members and customers.  TLSN started in 1998 with 7 Board Members: Robert Hunt (GVTC), Charlie Gowder (Valley Tel - GRCI now VTX), Danny Kellar (Coleman County Tel), Tim Humpert (Community Tel), Jim Miller (Kerrville Tel now Windstream), Max Newton (Peoples Tel) and Delbert Wilson (Central Texas Tel).  The Board hired Brad Seymour to coordinate with the Texas telcos to connect their fiber networks together to create a statewide network.  In 1998, it was our goal to create an OC48 SONET network.  Brad also worked with the Members to aggregate and establish Long Distance services.  In 2000, the Board hired Russ McNeil as General Manager.  Russ moved the office to Marble Falls where it is still located.  Russ retired in late 2005 and the Board promoted Brad Seymour to General Manager.  Brad coordinated with the Members to …

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