Innovative. Trusted. At your service.

SkyBlue is a subsidiary of CL Tel, North Iowa’s leading telecommunications service provider headquartered in Clear Lake, Iowa. Since its founding in 1895, CL Tel has kept North Iowans connected – across town and across the world. As the newest member of the CL Tel family, SkyBlue continues the hallmark tradition of customized, turnkey service on industry-leading tools – with a passion for helping you and your organization succeed.

Leading from the front

One of our greatest core competencies is embracing, mastering, and delivering the latest and best technologies to our customers. It’s in our DNA.

  • CL Tel’s founders deployed telephone service just two years after it was invented
  • CL Tel was a founding member of Iowa’s first statewide fiber optic network
  • CL Tel has deployed fiber optics since 1993 and continues to operate a 100% Fiber-to-the-Home Network
  • NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association certified CL Tel as a Gig-Capable Provider in 2015 (that’s back before it was cool), and CL Tel now provides Internet speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second
  • SkyBlue and CL Tel leverage the best partners in the industry, including Calix, Metaswitch, Polycom, and Cisco, to name a few
  • SkyBlue and CL Tel invest millions in product enhancements, including the MaX UC mobile app, redundant network backbones, and state-of-the-art Network Operations Center tools

Innovation is kind of our thing.

Percy Fissler (right), CL Tel Manager, early 1900s

Deep in the heart of the Silicon Prairie.

Silicon Valley tech—without the ‘tude

We’re proudly Iowan – we value hard work, fairness, transparency, and respect. When you partner with SkyBlue, you’ll work with real people who truly care about your success.

Built on 125 years in the communications business and the best partners in the industry, our stuff works—period. That’s what you expect, and that’s what you’ll get with SkyBlue. But should an issue ever arise, we’ll resolve it as fast as possible. We’re in this for the long-haul, and we’re with you every step of the way.

CL Tel is a valued and trusted company. They always make us feel like they care about our needs as a customer.
Doug Gee, Superintendent, Clear Lake Community School District
CL Tel is a valued and trusted company. They always make us feel like they care about our needs as a customer.
Doug Gee, Superintendent, Clear Lake Community School District

The trusted partnership you deserve

Organizations of all sizes rely on us for their communications needs. We serve Fortune 500s, Mom ‘n Pops, educational institutions, and everything in between. We’re proud of the job we do, but don’t just take our word for it:

Leadership

The leadership team at SkyBlue and our parent company, CL Tel, has many decades of experience in the telecommunications industry. We’ve enjoyed substantial growth, even during challenging times, by placing first things first: our customers and the communities we serve.

NOC Supervisor, CL Tel

Network Operations Manager, CL Tel

Assistant General Manager, CL Tel

Business Account Executive, SkyBlue

Business Account Executive, CL Tel

Business Support Specialist, SkyBlue

Controller, CL Tel

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