News

  • Fall Sun Outage Alert

    September 24, 2018

    Notice to MIDTEL Cable TV Subscribers Beginning on October 4th and continuing through October 13th, all satellite delivered TV signals will be disrupted for a short period of time between 1:30 and 5:30 PM. Each channel will be affected for 1 to 7 minutes as the sun moves across the horizon. This is a naturally […]

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  • MIDTEL sits on Rural Prosperity Forum Panel

    May 1, 2018

    Recently, MIDTEL was invited to sit on a Rural Prosperity Forum panel at Hartwick College in Oneonta to discuss rural New York infrastructure needs with community members. MIDTEL Vice President/GM, Jason Becker, joined local officials, community leaders, NY USDA Rural Development Assistant to the Secretary Anne Hazlitt, and US Representative John Faso at the roundtable […]

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  • MIDTEL continues Fiber expansion with Phase 3 Grant Award

    March 29, 2018

    MIDTEL has been awarded an additional $2.3 million in grant funding with the third and final phase of the New NY Broadband Program.  An additional $579,527 of MIDTEL private investment brings the 3rd round total to nearly $2.9 million. Previously, MIDTEL was awarded Phase 1 and Phase 2 New NY Broadband Program grants for a […]

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  • MIDTEL Awarded Service Commendation by NY PSC

    July 13, 2017

    For over 20 consecutive years, MIDTEL and its employees have been commended by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) for providing high quality telephone service, and tht commendation continued in 2016.

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  • MIDTEL Employee’s Daughter Awarded Scholarship

    July 1, 2017

    MIDTEL has announced that Katherine Nardone of Loudonville, NY has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Empire State Chapter ITPA Independent Telephone Pioneer Association’s Scholarship Award of $750. MIDTEL has also matched the ITPA award with an additional $750 for Katie. Katie is the daughter of MIDTEL employee Rick Nardone. A recent graduate […]

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  • Middleburgh Telephone and Newport Telephone Join Forces

    June 1, 2017

    Middleburgh, NY (February 10, 2017) – They say that history repeats itself and that appears to be the case at The Middleburgh Telephone Company (MIDTEL). Nearly 50 years since its last acquisition, MIDTEL repeats history with the announcement of its purchase of The Newport Telephone Company (NTCNet) located in Newport, NY. MIDTEL is no stranger […]

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  • Area Code Overlay Approved for the New York 518 Area Code

    December 23, 2016

    To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 838 area code will be added to the area served by 518. This is known as an area code overlay. Get ready to change the way you dial your calls made within the 518 area code! What is an area code overlay? An overlay is […]

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  • MIDTEL Wins $5.5M Rural Broadband Grant

    November 7, 2016

    On August 3rd 2016, in a live press announcement by Governor Cuomo and NYS Public Service Commission Chairwoman Zibelman, MIDTEL was awarded a $5.5M grant under the New NY Broadband Grant Program. The $6.9M overall project, which includes MIDTEL’s $1.4M private investment, will bring fiber optic based broadband services with up to 1Gbps in speed […]

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