Until the early 1950’s, citizens of the rural areas of Johnson, Lawrence, and Magoffin Counties did not have a modern telephone system. Due to the foresight of some of the area citizens, Foothills Telephone Cooperative was incorporated on September 10, 1951. With this vision tuned to the people’s needs in obtaining communication in their rural area, Foothills was formed. Since it’s inception as a telecommunication force in Eastern Kentucky in the 50’s, Foothills has been on the cutting edge of the latest technology bringing telephone, high-speed internet service, long distance, and, now, Cable TV to their customers.