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Type Public (NASDAQ: NTLS)
Founded 1897
Headquarters Waynesboro, Virginia
Key people James S. Quarforth, CEO
Industry Telecommunications
Products Wireless & Wireline

nTelos (NASDAQNTLS) is a telecommunications company based in Waynesboro, Virginia. nTelos is a provider of PCS services to customers as well as a provider of local telephone service and Internet access to customers in Virginia and West Virginia.





nTelos Wireless operates a CDMA PCS network in Virginia, West Virginia, and portions of Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. nTelos Wireless began acquiring PCS spectrum in western Virginia and West Virginia in 1995 and began operations in Virginia in 1997 and in West Virginia in 1998. nTelos Wireless expanded in July 2000 to include Eastern Virginia with the acquisition of these assets from PrimeCo Personal Communications, LP. In June 2004, nTelos began to offer high speed data services in select markets and in 2006 began offering 1xRTT capability across their service area. Currently nTelos offers 1XRTT and REV. A EVDO using Alcatel-Lucent technology. [1] nTelos ended the year 2007 with 407,000 wireless subscribers.[2]


A regional landline telecom provider since 1897, now operating under the name of nTelos, the wireline business is divided into two operations, a Rural Local Exchange Carrier (RLEC) and Competitive Wireline, which includes Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), network and internet operations. nTelos operates as a RLEC in Virginia and owns two incumbent local telephone companies and serves three rural Virginia regions. As a CLEC, nTelos provides service in 16 areas in Virginia and West Virginia.

The wireline business is supported by a fiber optic network that is used to back-haul communications traffic for their own retail services and to provide wholesale transport services to other telecommunications carriers for their long distance, internet, wireless and private network services. nTelos has recently started FTTP services in certain areas of Virginia.

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