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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.

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MIDTEL Wins Additional $6.8M With Second Rural Broadband Grant Award

MIDTEL has received a second grant award of $6.8M from the New NY Broadband Grant Program. This grant will bring fiber optic based broadband services with up to 1Gbps in speed to nearly 1600 additional homes and businesses in the towns of Blenheim, Broome, Carlisle, Cobleskill, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, Middleburgh, Richmondville, Schoharie, Summit and Wright. Combined with MIDTEL’s private investment, this project totals $8.5M in infrastructure improvements. In total between MIDTEL’s two grant projects, over $15.5M will be invested in fiber optic infrastructure in Schoharie County.

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Area Code Overlay Approved for the New York 518 Area Code

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!

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MIDTEL Wins $5.5M Rural Broadband Grant Award

MIDTEL was recently awarded a $5.5M grant under the New NY Broadband Grant Program. The grant will bring fiber optic based broadband services with up to 1Gbps in speed to 1650 homes and businesses in the towns of Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, and Rensselaerville.

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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.

90 Days of Free WiFi

Attention MIDTEL DSL Internet Customers

Add WiFi to your High Speed DSL Internet service today and receive 90 days of WiFi for FREE. No setup fees!

WiFi service $3.95/month after 90 day promo. 6 month commitment required. Certain restrictions may apply.

For details, contact one of our customer service representatives at 518-827-5211