Johnson Computers & TV was the first computer shop in northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota. We’re a third-generation owned family business that offers a wide variety of services: From tax preparation and computer repair to satellite internet and television. We also carry a large selection of TOP name brand computers & TVs. Big or small, from cellphones to appliances, we can fix it at Johnson Computers. We also supply the following services to the area: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede), Windstream, Dish Network and Omnitel Internet.
Viasat Internet is a necessity for our area. If you travel 20 to 30 minutes in any direction, customers are able to get fiber optic services such as Omnitel and Mabeltel. But in the Cresco area, DSL barely reaches the end of town. Viasat bridges this digital divide, combining technology and innovation to bring fast internet to places like ours that once had limited choices. Unlike other technologies that require extensive infrastructure or that may never extend to your area, Viasat Internet comes directly to your home or business from our satellite. Our internet signal is transmitted from ground stations to our satellite, which sends the signal directly to a small dish mounted on your house or business. Viasat’s high-quality satellite internet service is available in a variety of plans and prices.
Cresco is near Iowa’s northeast corner and is home to about 4,000 people. The community sprang to life when the railroad expanded into the area in 1866. The name Cresco is a Latin phrase that means “I grow,” and Cresco did just that. Today, the railroad no longer runs through the area, but the city boasts some other claims to fame. Those include the Cresco Community Theatre and the historic Opera House in which it does its productions, the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame and the annual Mighty Howard County Fair. It also has its own newspaper and radio station.