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  • ESPN8: The Ocho Returns for 24 Hours 8/5/22

    August 4, 2022

    ESPN announced that ESPN8: The Ocho takes over ESPN2 for 24 hours on Friday, August 5, 2022, becoming the No. 1 destination for “seldom seen sports”.  For the 6th year, ESPN brings the fictitious ESPN8: The Ocho, from the hit movie “Dodgeball”, to life for 24 hours only.  The latest in the evolution of The […]

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  • 125th Anniversary – Mid 1900’s

    July 25, 2022

    Randall F. Becker and Marjorie Sillman Rose had always known each other growing up but never dated.  After high school graduation, Randy had been away attending Syracuse University and serving in the Army – Air Force Division for four years during World War II.  After his discharge in 1944, they began dating.  Randy and Marge […]

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  • 2022 MTV Video Music Awards Sweepstakes

    July 11, 2022

    THE MTV Video Music Awards are back in person and better than ever!  Enter for a chance to win a trip to one of music’s biggest nights – and you could experience all the glitz and glory firsthand. MIDTEL Cable TV customers can enter the VMA Sweepstakes daily between July 11 through July 22 for […]

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  • 125th Anniversary – Early 1900’s

    June 25, 2022

    Marjorie Silliman Rose, the daughter of Edmund Scott and Florence Pindar Rose, was born on August 10, 1922 into the telephone business – only no one knew it at the time.  Her father, E. Scott Rose, had grown up on a farm in Hobart, NY, where he and Marge’s grandfather had strung a wire from […]

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  • Schoharie County Eagle Trail Unveils MIDTEL and SEEC Sponsored Sign

    June 24, 2022

    This past Monday, June 20, 2022, the Schoharie County Eagle Trail unveiled new signage and improvements to the Timothy Murphy Park Viewing Site in Middleburgh. Bill Combs Jr., accredited wildlife photographer and Trail Ambassador, along with the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) hosted an event attended by Village Mayor Patricia Bergan, Village of Middleburgh Trustees, […]

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  • MIDTEL Chosen to Install Public Wi-Fi in Downtown Schoharie

    June 20, 2022

    Last month, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors awarded MIDTEL a grant to help provide free public Wi-Fi in the downtown village area of Schoharie. This project will fund the installation of a Wi-Fi network along Main Street, extending from Bridge Street through Prospect Street. This work will begin in the near future and is […]

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  • New York State Public Service Commission Commends MIDTEL Companies

    June 17, 2022

    Last month, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) commended The Middleburgh Telephone Company (MIDTEL) and Seamless Geoport Communications, Inc. (also known as Middleburgh Telephone Long Distance) for providing excellent voice services in 2021. For over 30 years we have received this honor and are proud to continue to bring reliable connectivity and great […]

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  • 125th Anniversary History – the Beginning

    May 26, 2022

    Did you know that MIDTEL is turning 125 this October?  That’s right, 125 years providing telecommunications services and investing in our community.  As we lead up to October, we’d like to take a walk down memory lane with you.  Each month we will put out a little bit of MIDTEL history, giving some background on […]

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  • Free HBO & CINEMAX Preview 5/3-5/9

    May 2, 2022

    MIDTEL Cable subscribers will be able to experience the variety of original series, hit movies, and more on MIDTEL’s 7-day FREE PREVIEW of HBO and CINEMAX premium channels from Tuesday, May 3rd through Monday, May 9th. HBO and CINEMAX will be available for MIDTEL customers to preview during that time on the following channels: HBO: […]

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  • SHOWTIME Free Preview April 29 – May 2

    April 29, 2022

    Catch up on the most talked about SHOWTIME® Original Series, hit movies and more all weekend long! Enjoy a free preview of SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX® with a Free Preview weekend, April 29 – May 2, 2022. SHOWTIME can be found on MIDTEL channels: 940—Showtime HD 941—Showtime 2 HD 942—Showcase HD 943—Sho Extreme […]

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  • CW Network Analog Channel Number Change

    March 22, 2022

    Effective March 24th, the CW Network on Analog channel 2 will be moved to Analog channel 34.  This change is mandated by the broadcasters due to the CW off-air signal moving from direct broadcast to a sub channel on WTEN.    

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  • NCAA March Madness 2022

    March 16, 2022

    NCAA March Madness begins!  Watch Every Game of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship LIVE on the following MIDTEL channels: TBS (Channels 710, 110, 51) CBS (Channels 701, 101, 6) TNT (Channels 780, 180, 37) truTV (Channels 745, 145) MIDTEL Cable TV customers can also catch all of the action online at NCAA […]

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  • SHOWTIME ANYTIME now available!

    March 10, 2022

    SHOWTIME ANYTIME is now available free as part of your MIDTEL Cable TV SHOWTIME subscription! SHOWTIME ANYTIME provides unlimited access to the original series that have everyone talking, like Dexter: New Blood and Yellowjackets; plus hit movies, hard-hitting sports, comedy specials and more! Watch them all anytime, anywhere with the SHOWTIME ANYTIME app! Download the […]

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  • Winter Paralympics 2022

    February 28, 2022

    Experience every moment of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics!  Join us March 4-13, 2022 at home or on the go with MIDTEL.  Tune-in to NBCUniversal’s coverage for MIDTEL customers on the following channels: Standard Definition: 181 – USA Network 243 – Olympic Channel 103 – NBC 205 – CNBC HD:  781 – […]

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  • Spring Sun Outage Alert

    February 25, 2022

    Notice to MIDTEL Cable TV Subscribers Beginning on March 1st and continuing through March 8th, all satellite delivered TV signals will be disrupted for a short period of time between 1:00 and 5:00 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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  • The Weather Channel Negotiations On Going

    February 18, 2022

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV customers: UPDATE 3/1/22: Good news!  We were able to negotiate a renewal with acceptable terms with the Weather Channel.  Therefore, MIDTEL will continue to carry the Weather Channel (Ch 711, 111, & 11) in our lineup.  For the last few months, we have been pursuing an updated carriage agreement with The Weather […]

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  • Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

    February 2, 2022

    Experience every moment of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics!  Join us February 3 – 20, 2022 at home or on the go with MIDTEL. Tune-in to NBCUniversal’s coverage for MIDTEL customers at the following channels: Standard Definition: 103 – NBC 181 – USA Network 205 – CNBC 243 – Olympic Channel HD:  703 […]

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  • MIDTEL Transitions to Digital Directory in early 2022

    January 21, 2022

    MIDTEL has received approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to transition to a digital telephone directory for 2022. In an effort to reduce waste and be more environmentally conscious, we will no longer be providing a physical telephone directory. By March 31, 2022, we will provide electronic access to our 2022 directory […]

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  • DIY Network becomes Magnolia Network January 5, 2022

    January 3, 2022

    Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to TV with Magnolia Network on January 5th!  Magnolia Network is a collection of inspiring original series curated by Chip and Joanna Gaines featuring some of the country’s most talented makers, artisans, chefs, and entrepreneurs across home and design, food and gardening, the arts, and more—with new series and […]

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  • Newsmax Negotiations

    December 20, 2021

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV customers: UPDATE: Good news, we successfully negotiated acceptable terms with Newsmax.  Thus, MIDTEL will continue to carry the Newsmax channel for the current year. For the last few months, we have been pursuing an updated carriage agreement with Newsmax, which expires at the end of the year. The proposed agreement is […]

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  • Holiday Season 2021

    December 3, 2021

    The holiday season is upon us.  MIDTEL employees help get Main Street looking festive hanging kissing balls and candles in preparation of the holidays and Middleburgh’s Miracle on Main Street Celebration.  Join the fun and magic of Miracle on Main Street on Friday, December 10th 5:30-9pm. Happy Holidays from the MIDTEL team!  

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  • WRGB (CBS) WCWN (CW) Trouble Airing its regularly scheduled programming at this time

    October 19, 2021

    UPDATE:  all programming has been restored to normal for these networks. Sinclair Broadcasting Group, including the Capital Region stations WRGB (CBS) and WCWN (CW), has been impacted by a ransomware cybersecurity incident.  Their stations are on the air, however, certain aspects of their business operations have been disrupted, including the ability to air some regularly […]

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  • Fall Sun Outage Alert

    October 4, 2021

    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 1:00 and 5:00 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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  • MLB Playoffs on MIDTEL

    October 2, 2021

    Wondering which teams will be in the playoffs? Be in the know with the MLB Network on MIDTEL channels 847/247.   Wild Card Playoff games are coming soon: Tuesday, October 5th American League Wednesday, October 6th National League

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  • Free HBO & CINEMAX Preview: 9/23-9/27

    September 22, 2021

    The HBO and CINEMAX free preview weekend is back!  Experience the variety of original series, hit movies, and more on MIDTEL’s free fall preview of HBO and CINEMAX premium channels from Thursday, September 23rd through Monday, September 27th.  HBO and CINEMAX will be available for MIDTEL customers to preview during that time on the following […]

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  • New Feature: Email Password Self-Recovery

    August 20, 2021

    If you have ever found yourself locked out of your email account and wished that you could reset it on your own, we are now introducing a new feature! Here by popular demand, you can now set up a Password Recovery feature for your MIDTEL email address. This will make it so that, once set […]

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  • Free Public WiFi To Return In Late September

    August 19, 2021

    Beginning Spring 2020, we partnered with municipalities and community partners to offer Free WiFi access at various locations throughout our service territory. We understand that high-speed internet access is critical for online learning and work from home situations, and we are thrilled to see people use these resources. This is a notice that the free […]

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  • ESPN Classic Channel Removal: 10/1/2021

    August 13, 2021

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV Customers: Effective October 1, 2021, the ESPN Classic Channel will be removed from our channel lineup. This will affect Analog Channel 34 and Digital Channel 252. There is no immediate replacement for this channel, but all other ESPN channels will not be affected and will remain on the lineup. We apologize […]

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  • MIDTEL Announces Free WiFi Locations

    August 8, 2021

    Update August 2021: All free public WiFi access locations will be temporarily offline. The WiFi access points will be down for a short time to serve the Baseball Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Ceremony. MIDTEL’s participation in this event allows us to fund the free WiFi locations, and we apologize for the temporary inconvenience. We […]

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  • Emma White at the Olympics: Final Round

    August 3, 2021

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in full swing – today Emma White has finished competing in the Team Pursuit! Tune into NBC channels to view today’s events or set your DVR/TiVo to record upcoming events. Check out the complete broadcasting schedule here, and an Olympic Channel guide here. This is the last installment in our […]

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  • Emma White at the Olympics: Qualifying Round

    August 2, 2021

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in full swing – today is the day of Emma White’s event! Tune into NBC channels to view today’s events, or set your DVR/TiVo to record upcoming events. Check out the complete broadcasting schedule here, and an Olympic Channel guide here. We are continuing to follow Olympian Emma White, a […]

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  • Week 3: Emma White’s Olympic Team

    July 30, 2021

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in full swing! Tune into NBC channels to view today’s events, or set your DVR/TiVo to record upcoming events. Check out the complete broadcasting schedule here, and an Olympic Channel guide here. We are continuing to follow Olympian Emma White, a Track Cyclist who will be participating in the Team […]

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  • Week 2: Emma White’s Journey to the Olympics

    July 23, 2021

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin today! Tune into NBC (Channels 103/703) today from 6:55am – 11:00am EST or tonight at 7:00pm – 12:00am EST to watch the Opening Ceremony, or set your DVR/TiVo to record upcoming events. Check out the complete Olympics Broadcasting Schedule here, and an Olympic Channel guide here. We are continuing to […]

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  • Darryl Strawberry Comes to Middleburgh

    July 19, 2021

    Have you heard his story? New York Mets Hall of Famer Darryl Strawberry will be hosting  an event IN MIDDLEBURGH! He will share his story. He overcame the addiction to fame and drugs and found his way through it all. This outdoor event will be a two hour event where you will get to hear […]

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  • Capital Region’s Emma White on the Olympic USA Track Cycling Team

    July 16, 2021

    Duanesburg native Emma White, 23, will be competing on the USA Track Cycling Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Graduating from Union College in 2019, White was an interdepartmental major in Computer Science / Science, Medicine and Technology. From her USA Cycling biography: “She started racing at 9 years old with her brother Curtis White […]

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  • MIDTEL Joins to Acquire Proline Telecommunications Construction

    June 29, 2021

    Subsidiaries of the Delhi Telephone Company, Margaretville Telephone Company, and The Middleburgh Telephone Company have partnered to purchase Proline CATV & Construction. The three companies have a storied history of working together for over 100 years and over multiple generations of family leadership. In honor of Proline CATV & Construction and their proud history of quality and great service, […]

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  • Don’t miss NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    June 22, 2021

    Experience every moment of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!  Join us July 23 – August 8, 2021 at home or on the go with MIDTEL. Tune-in to NBCUniversal’s coverage for MIDTEL customers at the following channels: Standard Definition: 103 – NBC 178 – NBC Sports 181 – USA Network 205 – CNBC […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Update 6/11/2021

    June 9, 2021

    NY COVID-19 State of Emergency and The Services We Provide. New laws have been established in New York impacting the services we provide to you. This law was enacted in response to the state of emergency declared by Governor Cuomo concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. This law applies to our residential and small business customers*.   […]

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  • Free HBO & CINEMAX Preview: 6/17 – 6/21

    June 8, 2021

    Experience the variety of original series, hit movies, and more on MIDTEL’s free preview of HBO and CINEMAX premium channels from Thursday, June 17th through Monday, June 21st.  HBO and CINEMAX will be available for MIDTEL customers to preview during that time on the following channels: HBO: 300 – HBO 301 – HBO 2 302 – HBO […]

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  • WXXA Channel Outage 6/9/21

    June 8, 2021

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV Customers On Wednesday, June 9th WXXA engineers will be working on their transmitter to complete a required update, and this will require a shut down of the transmitter for a period of time for the safety of the tower crews performing the upgrade. The channels that will be off during this […]

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  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – Keeping you Connected During the Pandemic

    May 12, 2021

    MIDTEL is participating in the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program that launched today, May 12, 2021.  The EBB Program was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help financially impacted households stay connected.  Qualified households can receive up to $50 per month towards their Broadband service. Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband […]

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  • MIDTEL Completes Successful AMC Networks Negotiation

    May 1, 2021

    We have concluded our successful negotiations with AMC Networks. MIDTEL has been working hard to give you the services you want at the best value possible, please continue to enjoy AMC Networks, including AMC, WE tv, Sundance, IFC and BBC America.  

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  • MIDTEL supports Congressman Delgado’s bill to improve broadband mapping issues

    April 9, 2021

    Congressman Antonio Delgado has introduced a new bill to help address broadband mapping issues and help bring broadband service to more areas.  This would allow local providers and local communities to dispute the findings or outcomes of the broadband mapping used to secure funding for unserved areas. MIDTEL is in support of this bill and […]

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  • Farmers to Families program comes to Middleburgh

    March 25, 2021

    On March 23, 2021 the USDA Farmers to Families program came to the Village of Middleburgh with the distribution of over 1,200 food boxes as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. MIDTEL staff assisted in handing out 25-pound boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products to our community.  The Farmers to Families […]

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  • Get TV replaced with COZI TV

    February 2, 2021

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV customers: We have just been informed that Get TV – Channel 196 has been switched to COZI TV, effective February 1st. COZI TV delivers a 24-hour line-up of TV’s all-time best shows and pop culture favorites. COZI TV’s iconic sitcoms include Frasier, Roseanne, The Office, Will & Grace and The Nanny. […]

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  • Holiday Spirit 2020

    December 16, 2020

    ‘Tis the season as MIDTEL employees get into the holiday spirit hanging candles along Middleburgh’s Main Street today. Happy Holidays from our team!              

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  • NFL RedZone Preview 9/3-9/13

    September 2, 2020

    The NFL Network is offering a Free Preview of the RedZone channel beginning Thursday, September 3rd until Sunday, September 13th. NFL RedZone will be available for MIDTEL customers to preview during that time on Channel 248 and Channel 848 in HD.  Analog customers with a Digital TV will also be able to scan and receive […]

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  • MIDTEL Fraud Alert – Voice & Email Phishing Scams

    August 18, 2020

    Fellow MIDTEL customers have reported fraudulent Callers trying to trick you into sharing your credit card, debit card or even social security number to commit identity theft. MIDTEL will not call you or email you to provide or verify your Credit Card, Debit Card, ATM PIN or Social Security numbers. MIDTEL will never ‘call you’ […]

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  • Email Scam Circulating

    August 4, 2020

    There is a scam email circulating appearing to come from MIDTEL.  See the sample below.  Please note, this email is not from MIDTEL.  We do not email asking you to make account password changes.  Should you receive this email, please just delete it. 

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  • 2020 ITPA Scholarships awardees

    July 2, 2020

    MIDTEL announces that Megan Becker and Claire Nardone have been selected as recipients of this year’s 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 both Megan and Claire.   Megan is the daughter of MIDTEL President Jim Becker.  […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 6/12/20

    June 12, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 6/5/20

    June 5, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 5/22/20

    May 22, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 5/15/20

    May 15, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 5/8/20

    May 8, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 5/1/20

    May 1, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 4/17/20

    April 17, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL recently equipped the Summit Town Hall with free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 4/10/20

    April 10, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is providing free Wi-Fi in partnership with municipalities and community partners for various locations throughout our service territory. Please […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 4/03/20

    April 3, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is working on a free public Wi-Fi plan for various locations throughout our service territory.  Once we have approval […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates – 3/27/20

    March 27, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. MIDTEL is working on a free public Wi-Fi plan for various locations throughout our service territory.  Once we have approval […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates 3/20/20

    March 20, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable and robust communications services to our customers.  We are considered an Essential Service and will continue to operate under the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. Due to the current and evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes will remain in effect: Business Operations The Business Office […]

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  • MIDTEL Coronavirus Updates

    March 13, 2020

    MIDTEL is committed to providing the most reliable communications services to our customers.  However, in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the way in which we interact with our customers will have to change.  Effective immediately, the following changes will be in place: Business Operations Due to the Coronavirus being classified as a Pandemic and […]

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  • Fox Negotiations

    December 27, 2019

    UPDATE:  The Fox agreement has been successfully renewed.  There will be no blackout of channels.   Attention all MIDTEL TV customers: The following channels are part of an agreement with Fox that expires 12/31/2019. Channel 271/871–Fox Soccer Plus Channel 268/868—Fox Sports 2 Channel 269/869—Fox Sports 1 Channel 202/802—Fox Business Network Channel 206/806—Fox News Channel The […]

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  • Channels Removed from Lineup January 2020

    December 27, 2019

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV Customers: The Tennis Channel will be eliminating the Standard Definition Channel (266) as of 1/1/20.  HD Channel 866 will be available. CBS Sports network will be discontinuing their Standard Definition feed (Channel 256) on 12/31/2019.  HD Channel 856 will be available. Music Choice will be eliminating the Music Choice Play Channel […]

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  • Office Closed 9/11/19 AM

    September 10, 2019

    Please note that MIDTEL’s Business Office will be CLOSED the morning of Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for staff training.  We will reopen at 12:00 pm.  Our 24 hour help desk will be available by calling 518.296.4357.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • Office Closed July 9, 2019

    June 28, 2019

    MIDTEL will be Closed on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 while we move the Business Office back to our 103 Cliff Street location.  We will be open at 103 Cliff Street Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

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  • STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNS OF ONE-RING INTERNATIONAL PHONE SCAMS

    June 3, 2019

    NYS DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNS ABOUT “WANGIRI” AND ONE-RING INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALL SCAMS Get an international call that only rings once then disconnects? It’s probably a scam. The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers to a “wangiri” (Japanese for “one cut”) or one-ring phone scam in which an unsuspecting individual’s […]

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  • Heroes & Icons Channel Replaced with start TV

    May 30, 2019

    Attention MIDTEL Cable TV Customers:  On June 1st, WNYT will be replacing the Heroes & Icons Channel (MIDTEL Channel # 117) with a new channel called start TV. This channel focuses on dramas, police and legal procedures from the 1980’s to the 2000’s. This change is being done by WNYT and we have no control over […]

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  • Notice: Office Closure 5-31-19

    May 30, 2019

    Please note:  The MIDTEL offices will be closed Friday, May 31st from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM due to the passing of a MIDTEL family member, colleague, and faithful friend Bruce Becker.

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  • Motorola Set-top Box Update

    May 14, 2019

    Notice:  On Thursday May 16th between the hours of 2:00 am and 4:00 am MIDTEL will be updating all Motorola set-top boxes.  During the maintenance window you may not be able to watch TV. This update is necessary for us to continue providing quality services to you, we apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • Missing Channels?

    April 15, 2019

    Missing channels 52-59 on your analog TV? We have added 25 new HD channels to our lineup, which involved converting some of our analog channels over to digital format to make room for the new channels.  Expanded basic channels 52-59 have now been converted to digital.  If you have a flat screen TV, you will […]

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  • MIDTEL Holiday Hours

    December 18, 2018

    Please note MIDTEL’s holiday hours:  We will be closed Christmas Eve , December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25, 2018.  Should you need immediate assistance, our 24 hour help desk is available at 518-296-4357.

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  • MIDTEL gets into the holiday spirit

    December 18, 2018

    In preparation for Middleburgh’s Annual Miracle on Main Street event and the holiday season, MIDTEL employees got in the holiday spirit while out hanging candles along Middleburgh’s Main Street.

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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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