Dedicated to its members’ needs, Brooke Telecom provides reliable, state of the art communication services including home phone, long distance, high speed internet, digital television and cellular services. Brooke Telecom has provided telephone service to the rural exchanges of Inwood, Alvinston, and Watford since 1911. Once a small company established to offer simple telephone service, we have been rapidly expanding to bring the most up to date technology to the communities we serve.
A Co-operative Company
Brooke Telecom is a co-operative company. A cooperative is a group of people acting together to meet the common needs and aspirations of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically. Co-operatives are not about making big profits for shareholders, but creating value for customers – this is what gives cooperatives a unique character, and influences our values and principles. A portion of profits and earnings generated by the cooperative are distributed among the members once a year, in the form of a bill credit called patronage. Becoming a member of Brooke Telecom Co-operative is easy! Just complete our membership agreement form and pay $1.00 upon signing up for our home phone service.
As a co-operative company, we strive to create a fair and ethical business practice, as well as pursue social responsibility by giving back to the communities we serve. Being established for over 100 years, you can be assured that our company has all intentions of continuing to give our members the best service possible, while giving you an opportunity to own a piece of history!
The members of the co-operative are represented by a Board of Directors. They are responsible for over-seeing the financial and business practices of the company. Our Board of Directors are local members of the community who are elected through a vote that is held at our annual meeting.
Meet our Board of Directors
Jill Vanloon currently serves as chairperson on the Board of Directors for Brooke Telecom. She and her husband John have been customers of Brooke Telecom for over 25 years. Jill grew up close to Warwick Village on Egremont Road, now living on a cash crop farm on Confederation Line. Jill has worked for Libro Credit Union for 33 years.
Board of Director since: Spring 2017
Mark Hamel currently serves as vice chairperson on the Board of Directors for Brooke Telecom. He and his wife Joanie have been customers of Brooke Telecom for over 20 years. Mark is semi-retired and spends most of his time involved with the Optimist and other community groups in the Watford area.
Board of Director since: Spring 2018
Lyle Moffatt currently serves as director on the Board of Directors for Brooke Telecom. He and his wife Anne have been customers of Brooke Telecom for over 47 years. They have been beef and cash crop farmers for many years in Brooke Township.
Board of Director since: Spring 2001
Ken Simpson currently serves as director on the Board of Directors for Brooke Telecom. He has been a customer of Brooke Telecom for over 30 years. Ken is a cash crop farmer in Dawn Euphemia Township.
Board of Director since: Spring 2012