DTI Telecommunications, out of Winona, Minnesota, is filing bankruptcy.
DTI has provided digital service line (DSL) high-speed Internet service as well as some phone services in Mason City since about 2003.
According to DTI’s website (www.pickdti.com):
“On January, 13, 2011, Digtial Telecommunications (DTI) will stop providing telecommunication service.
DTI filed a petition to reorganize under the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. Unfortunately, DTi is not able to reorganize and will cease operations.
Services affected: All Telecommunications Services, including Local, Interexchange, Intrastate, Interstate, International, Data, Contract, Private Line.”
According to a Globe Gazette article dated April 24, 2003, “Robin Anderson, executive director of the chamber, told Mason City Downtown Association members about the chamber’s involvement in discussions that led to DTI, a Winona, Minn., firm, getting the opportunity to provide the (DSL) service. The Mason City Economic Development Corp. has reportedly agreed to loan DTI $100,000 from its revolving loan fund to help pay infrastructure costs. DTI would work through River City Communications to provide the service.”
NorthIowaToday.com called the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp, formerly the Mason City Economic Development Corp., and spoke to Development Specialist Ken Bales, who confirmed that the $100,000 loan to DTI was in fact made, and it was paid back.