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MIDTEL CABLE TV, Inc., a subsidiary of The Middleburgh Telephone Company , was formed in June of 1994 with the goal of providing quality cable television service at an affordable price. MIDTEL CABLE TV's system officially became operational in November 1995.

The first phase of MIDTEL CABLE TV's project, completed in October 1995, included 55 miles of broadband coaxial plant and passed over 1,200 homes. Service was offered in parts of the towns of Blenheim, Broome, Fulton, Middleburgh, and Summit, along with parts of the Village of Middleburgh. Upon completion of its second phase, the entire Village of Middleburgh and Schoharie are now covered, along with a majority of the Town of Schoharie. With completion of this phase in November 1996, MIDTEL CABLE TV's service area now covers over 110 miles and passes over 2,200 homes.

MIDTEL CABLE TV's state of the art satellite dish farm and head-end is in Middleburgh, NY and can be seen on Route 30 between Middleburgh and Schoharie. MIDTEL CABLE TV's plant uses both fiber optic and coaxial cable. The system is constructed at 750MHz, allowing it to carry over 110 analog channels, or 79 analog channels and over 300 digital channels.

In 2007 MIDTEL CABLE TV began the construction of a fully digital television head end utilizing technologies from Motorola, Cisco, APC, and many others. This building has a fully redundant environmental control system, along with dual alternate power sources in the event of a power failure. This investment has allowed MIDTEL to bring a full suite of digital television services to our customers, including set top boxes with DVR, which allows you to record your favorite shows, pause, rewind and fast forward, and over 35 High Definition channels, with more planned for the future. The next phase is already in the implementation stages that will bring Fiber Optic cables directly to customerís homes. This will allow for extremely fast High Speed Broadband speeds, Video on Demand and many new and exciting channel additions.

Stay tuned for further updates!!



STOP WRITING CHECKS and start using MIDTEL E-Z Pay, the easy way to pay!

To sign up for MIDTEL E-Z Pay, or if you have any questions, simply call our Business Office at 1-518-827-5211 or e-mail us at and let us know that you are interested. We will send you the necessary information to get started. If you want to sign up immediately, you can download a PDF form for either a credit card payment plan or a checking or savings deduction plan . Print and fill out the forms and return them to us, and we'll get you started making payments the easy way with MIDTEL E-Z Pay. Please note that Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.

Inside Wire Maintenance

Eliminate the worries of wiring... When you add the Wire Maintenance Plan to your CABLE TV service you just pay a small monthly fee of $2.00 and if anything should happen to your inside wiring, we'll fix it fast, without a service charge. To take advantage of this offer you can download our form online or contact one of our customer service representatives.