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Internet firm marking its 20th anniversary Tuesday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff

Riverton-based Internet service provider Wyoming.com is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in April, beginning with a customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

"We want to celebrate our 20-year anniversary with those who helped us get here, customers and employees alike," said Chris Robisch, director of sales and marketing.

The customer appreciation day will give the public an opportunity to meet the staff and learn more about Wyoming.com's services.

A light barbecue lunch will be available to visitors, and free raffle tickets are available throughout April at the company's headquarters, 937 W. Main St., in Riverton and online at http://www.

wyoming.com/raffleentry.aspx.

The drawing will be May 1, and raffle items include free services, a 40-inch VIZIO Smart TV, a wireless firewall router and a Roku 2 XS.

Also, all customers who sign up for services in April will be eligible for a 20 percent installation discount on new Internet and WyoPhone services.

Company's history

Founded by Steve Mossbrook in 1994, and now driven by President Mitch Benson, the company was one of the first to provide Internet services to Wyoming citizens and businesses. The company began in Mossbrook's Lander home as an hourly dial-up Internet service to a few dozen customers, but it has grown into three companies with more than 40 employees, providing the latest communication services to thousands of businesses and consumers.

Wyoming.com was conceived to provide dial-up Internet and special circuitry for businesses, the only viable options available at that time.

"In 1994, we planned on consumers using 8kbps each," Benson said. "Now our customers need 300 or 400 times that. The really exciting part is that in our 20th year, we have begun building something that will deliver even more than that."

The company's newest endeavor is the Wireless NextGen project for northern Fremont County.

"Throughout our history, we have continued to roll out new solutions," Benson stated.

Wyoming.com began delivering high-speed Internet via DSL in 2001 and wireless broadband in 2002. Wyoming.com also brought digital phone service to Wyoming in 2007, dedicated ethernet services to businesses in 2007 and MPLS-VPN in 2011.

"Our development has created an entity that is able to adapt to our customers' needs with a full range of products and services," Robisch said. "We're very proud of that ability. Our company is a true Wyoming brand, born and raised, and still striving for excellence for our neighbors throughout this great state."

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