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208 Eagle St., PO Box 18,  Meriden, IA 51037

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       Welcome to C-M-L Telephone Cooperative, Assn.

The C-M-L Telephone Cooperative is headquartered in the community of Meriden, in Cherokee County of northwest Iowa. It is member owned and serves the communities of Cleghorn, Larrabee and Meriden in Cherokee County and Archer in O'Brien County. Along with these communities, it also serves approximately 225 square miles of rural Cherokee and O'Brien counties. Our business is Communications Services and we intend to provide those services to our customers the way our customers want them -- State of the Art and at affordable rates.

C-M-L Telephone continually strives to provide the most current, technologically-advanced services. We are proud to provide outstanding customer service, technical capabilities, knowledgeable personnel and exceptional services. We are a small company with big advantages. We offer first-rate support and service to businesses and residential properties of all sizes.

Our Technology

To match our community’s progress and meet its growing needs for the latest in technology, our Cooperative has installed a fiber optics network, also known as Fiber To The Home (FTTH). Because Fiber uses light instead of electricity to transmit data, the frequencies that are used are much higher and the data capacity is much higher than copper cables. Since fiber strands are made of glass or plastic instead of metal, it allows data/video to flow over great distances. Fiber offers many new possibilities for communication services, such as more reliable and faster internet speeds, and quality Video services. We are excited to have the latest technology, and to bring light into YOUR life!

Dan Rose Memorial Scholarship

C-M-L Telephone Cooperative supports the continuing education of the high school seniors whose parents or legal guardian are a customer of the C-M-L Telephone Cooperative and have their phone service in the Meriden, Cleghorn, Larrabee, Cherokee or Archer area. Up to 5 students will be selected and the winners will be notified in April. Click on the image below for more information and the application.

What is a Cooperative?

A cooperative is a non-profit form of business. Unlike other businesses, a cooperative is owned and controlled by the people who use it, its members. A cooperative operates for the benefit of its members, not for a small group of investors or a single owner. As a member of CML Telephone, you share in the profits made by the telephone company in the form of capital credits. Click on image below for a printable brochure.