Connections, Etc. is an independently owned telecommunications company with more than 17,000 telephone lines in service to residents in Big Lake, Becker, Zimmerman and Glendorado-Santiago. In addition, the company provides internet and digital television services. The company provides support to local communities through various organizations, such as Caring Rivers United Way, Meals on Wheels and an annual Mitten Tree. Connections, Etc. provides long-distance calling, voice conferencing and voice messaging services. The company also offers call waiting, forwarding and transferring services. It organizes education and training sessions, as well as provides project planning and data networking services. Connections, Etc. is located in Big Lake, Minn.