A telecommunications company centered in Clifford, Wightman Telecom is a family business over 100 years old, providing internet, phone and television service to area residents.
When phone service came to Clifford in the early 1900s, Robert Wightman,a farmer in nearby Howick Township, desperately wanted to have service on his farm. When Bell would not meet Robert's request for phone service, Robert decided to start his own phone company by stringing lines from his farm to his neighbours throughout the township. He connected sixty of his neighbours, and was able to connect into the Bell long distance lines at Clifford in 1911. In 1928, Robert retired and handed over the management of the Robert Wightman Telephone Company to his son Ben.
The company continued to expand, providing essential services like telephone and internet to local residents.
Read more about the history at https://wightman.ca/about