Medicine Park Telephone Company was formed in 1958 when the Edward A. Hilliary, Jr. and wife Alice Jo purchased the telephone system in Medicine Park from the Wolverton Family. At that time the system had 100 subscribers. Junior set out to upgrade and enhance the system, among them was installing a Step-by-Step telephone switch that was decommissioned from a Naval ship. The original Central Office is located at the corner of East Lake Dr. & Forrest Ave, and is currently undergoing renovations to provide additional office and meeting space for the community. The system has continued to steadily grow over the course of 55 years.

Medicine Park Telephone has been on the leading edge of technology since its inception. In 1980 the first all-digital switch in Oklahoma, a DMS 10, was installed providing single party service. In 2000, with a $4,000,000 construction project, Medicine Park was one of the first telephone companies in the state to offer DSL service to 100% of its service area.

Since 1958, the Hilliary’s & Medicine Park Telephone have invested over $14,000,000 within the service territory to better service their customers.

Medicine Park received two awards under the USDA Broadband Incentives Program, totaling in excess of $3,000,000. One project would build a state of the art Fiber to the Home network around the Meers community, which is adjacent to the Medicine Park exchange. The other would allow Medicine Park to construct 100 miles of fiber between its’ Oklahoma network and Wichita Falls, TX to provide for Middle Mile services, including redundant telephone switching and broadband connectivity.

Medicine Park Telephone is deploying a $4,200,000 project to bring Fiber to the Home to all of its customers. The estimated completion date is 2015.

Medicine Park applied for and received in excess of $4,000,000 in USDA Community Connect grants for the Acme, Agawam, Cookietown, & Saddle Mountain service areas. These are rural areas in SW Oklahoma that Medicine Park will be able to expand into via Fiber to the Home and provide world class service. These projects will be completed in 2016.

Medicine Park Telephone Company will continue to deploy the most advanced services available to its customers.

Company officers include:

Chairman of the Board
Douglas J. Hilliary

Edward E. Hilliary, Jr.

Executive Vice-President
Dustin J. Hilliary

Vice President
Michael J. Hilliary

Chief Financial Officer
Dean M. Pennello