About South Slope

About Us

South Slope Cooperative Communications provides ultra-fast broadband internet, phone service, and television to residential and business customers. South Slope is recognized by the NTCA—The National Broadband Association as a Smart Rural Community leader and a Certified Gigabit-Capable Provider. Since 1958, the Cooperative has been committed to delivering cutting-edge telecommunications services. South Slope is currently in the process of a multiyear fiber-optic overbuild to deliver the fastest internet speeds available.

History of our Cooperative

For more than 60 years, South Slope has served local eastern Iowa communities as a telephone cooperative with the goal to keep rural Iowa connected. Cooperatives are successful because they provide non-profit services to their communities that may not be readily available otherwise. The beginnings of the modern cooperative movement can be traced back more than 150 years. Visit the Foundation for Rural Service for more information on how telecommunications cooperatives keep rural America connected!

Coverage Area

We are proud to serve the following communities: Amana, Ely, Fairfax, Newhall, North Liberty, Norway, Oxford, Solon, Shueyville, Swisher, Tiffin, Watkins, Walford, West and South Cedar Rapids, and parts of Coralville.

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Board Of Directors

The South Slope Board of Directors may be contacted via email at info@southslope.com or you may mail a letter to South Slope:

Attn: Board of Directors
PO Box 19
North Liberty, IA 52317

  • Mike Schanz, Board President
  • David Roberts, Board Vice President
  • Brian Butz, Board Secretary/Treasurer
  • Brad Meskimen, Board Member
  • Gary Grabe, Board Member

Community Focus

South Slope is proud to be a part of the communities we serve. We are happy to support local nonprofits through monetary, in-kind, and service donations. South Slope remains focused on giving to organizations whose mission falls into the following areas: education, arts and culture, wellness, and economic development. Follow #southslopecares on Facebook and Instagram

An integral part of the community

Smart Rural Community

South Slope is a proud recipient of the NTCA – Rural Broadband Association Smart Rural Community Award. When South Slope received this special designation, the company served one of only 12 rural areas in the United States to receive the Smart Rural Community Award.

The Smart Rural Community initiative showcases efforts made by companies like South Slope that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.

This prestigious award highlights South Slope’s fiber-optic deployment efforts for high-speed internet, TV, and telephone in the communities of:

  • North Liberty
  • Newhall
  • Norway
  • Swisher
  • Walford
  • Fairfax
  • Ely
  • Amana

High-speed fiber-optic technology is available in all of South Slope’s ILEC territories. This is vital to the economic growth and educational success of local rural communities.

NTCA represents nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies. The goal of the NTCA Smart Rural Community initiative is to foster the development of smart communities throughout rural America and Canada by encouraging innovative implementation of broadband solutions. NTCA also requires awardees, like South Slope, to give access to next-generation applications for distance learning, telehealth services, public safety and security.

Smart Rural Community Award recipients help formulate best practices and assist other rural communities in the implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions.

Visit www.ntca.org/smart for more information about the Smart Rural Community initiative.