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Telephone Service

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 09/28/2012

    The history of telephone service in the Sussex - Lisbon area is just starting to be developed, if you have pictures or memories you'd like to share please feel free to contact this site's webmaster, see below for email address.

    The chronological entries below are all credited to The Waukesha Freeman unless otherwise noted.

It is Prosperous and Gives Excellent Service. Annual Meeting Recently Held.
The Pewaukee and Sussex Telephone Co. was organized in the spring of 1902 and completed its line in July of that year. It has about six miles of line, connecting the villages of Pewaukee and Sussex with 23 phones attached. Several farmers along the line are stockholders and have phones and are enjoying

1911/ Aug 10 -  a joint meeting of the representatives of the several telephone companies will be held in Sussex this (Thursday) evening to discuss toll lines between our several switchboards. The toll scheme is not popular among the subscribers and it seems likely that, should it be introduced, the companies would lose more in subscribers than they would in tolls. Many phones would no doubt be taken out.

1911/ Sept 7 - The Lisk telephone company is preparing to build a new line from Abel's corner to Week's as the old poles are not worth crossarming and there is to be another circuit put up, which will not connect Merton and Sussex switches with subscribers on the new circuit.

1911/ Oct 5 - A crew of Wisconsin Telephone's Co.'s line-men are putting up eight new lines of wire...

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