In the 1980’s two things occurred, IBM developed a new technology to connect personal computers called type I cable and the traditional telephone companies decided to abandon the market for the installation of telephone cable. At that time Allison-Smith Company had a significant relationship with IBM and we not only became an installer for their systems but we also assisted them in developing the prototypes for many of the their field installation methods. Owners and general contractors also recognized the convenience of the one stop solution Allison-Smith Company provided for these services. Thus Allison-Telecom was born and today we are one of the oldest continuously operating telecom companies in the country. With a full-time RCDD professional on staff Allison-Smith Company has maintained a state of the art design and installation team from those early days of telecom to today’s high-speed integrated voice and data technologies.