Starcom was created in 1991 by River Valley Telecommunications Coop of Graettinger, IA. It was the company’s intention to provide an alternative to the high cost of satellites for rural customers who could not receive cable services to their homes. Over time, Starcom has expanded into wireless Internet services known as STARNET to keep up with the needs of the customers. Internet services are available in a 40-mile radius of our tower, which is located just south of Fairmont, MN. We have added additional sites starting in 2015 to better serve customers in our service area.
In 2009 Starcom halted service for cable television, but we do continue to provide wireless high speed Internet to the surrounding area.
In 2016 we began deploying managed WiFi to our customers.