Company History

Watch the video story of BTC Broadband’s history.

BTC Broadband (formerly Bixby Telephone Company) has been locally owned and operated for over 100 years.
“The only way to be successful is to embrace change and prepare as much as you can,” says BTC Broadband President Scott Floyd. And that’s exactly what we have done. In December of 2014, we became the first company in the state of Oklahoma to offer residential Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit (1,000 Mbps) with unlimited usage to our fiber-to-the-home residents.

Fiber is the future and will help us keep up with the growing broadband demands of tomorrow. We have been investing in infrastructure and building fiber paths for almost 10 years and currently supply fiber optics to over 50 Bixby and South Tulsa neighborhoods. Click here for a map.

On the commercial side, we have a vast fiber backbone network that spans from Bartlesville to Henryetta. This network allows us to offer fiber optic telecommunications services to the Tulsa business market as well as other communities in Green Country including Bartlesville, Collinsville, Glenpool and Okmulgee.   This backbone network allows for launching points in every business district all along the route. For the latest Commercial fiber network map, click here.

Fiber optic lines are strands of pure glass as thin as a human hair, which carry digital information clearly, safely and economically over long distances. This means a faster and more secure Internet and phone connection for our customers.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1914, we have clearly made a number of strides…

In 1914, Lee Newlin and Henry Sample bought the telephone company, naming it The Bixby Telephone Company. In 1966, the company extended its local free toll service area to businesses and residents north of the Arkansas River, known today as North Bixby. This meant that phone calls made between Tulsa and Bixby were no longer considered long distance, which created new opportunities for Bixby companies to conduct and grow their businesses.
In 1993, Bixby Telephone became an Internet Service Provider, able to offer customers high-speed Internet service, in addition to local and long distance telephone service. Behind the scenes, we were busy installing a new Fiber Optic system that relocated traditional above ground telephone lines safely underground.

Bixby Telephone officially evolved from a traditional telephone company to a rightful broadband company, able to transmit high-speed data, voice and video, simultaneously. In 2006 the decision was made to rename Bixby Telephone to BTC Broadband, solidifying our place in the industry as a full service telecommunications provider.

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