Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company (Wilkes Telephone) is an independent telephone company serving 874 square miles of east Georgia including Wilkes, Lincoln, Taliaferro, and parts of Oglethorpe and Greene counties. Wilkes Telephone utilizes state of the art, all digital technology. Fiber optic cables interconnect all of Wilkes Telephone's remote switching centers throughout the counties and a 622 Mbps self healing sonnet ring serve the operating territory. Along with basic local service, Wilkes Telephone offers many convenient affordable Class/Custom Calling Services.