"Let me Count the Ways ... "

MTC's Broadband Contest Terms and Conditions


1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to those who sign up at the mtctelcom.com/contest and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents within the MTC service territory and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of MTC Cable, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of MTC Cable as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Monday, June 17, 2019 and ending Saturday, August 17, 2019 before 11:59pm EST.  MTC is not responsible for late or unsuccessful attempts to enter.

4. How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at mtctelcom.com/contest.

Please write an essay (~1,000 words) of how having high speed internet services in the rural areas of the Catskill Mountains has:


  • Enabled you to do more with your home (smart home solutions, etc.) or devices

  • Supported your business

  • Helped your education

  • Helped our community grow or increased economic options for the area

  • Helped attract customers and visitors

  • Allowed you to be more connected to friends and family

  • Allowed you to do things you couldn’t do before

  • Allowed you to work from home

  • … and any other ways you have experienced


Submit your entry via our website:  www.mtctelcom.com/contest

All entries must be accompanied by liking our Facebook Page and sharing the contest information to support your entry with the hashtag #LetMeCountTheWaysMTCDo not submit your entry on your Facebook post!

All entries constitute permission for MTC Cable to use Contestant’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation.

The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of MTC Cable. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of MTC Cable.

5. Prizes: The prizes will be awarded to the Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) as follows: 1 Grand Prize winner of 1 year of FREE Internet Service (worth up to $1,247.40) and at least 1 Runner Up that will receive 3 months of free internet service (worth up to $311.85). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by MTC Cable. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for MTC Cable to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: All essays will be blind (essays only, no authors) and reviewed by a panel of MTC employees and the winner will be notified via Facebook and email. The winning entry will be announced LIVE on Facebook on Friday, August 23rd at 3:30pm EST, and winning entry posted on Facebook and on the homepage of the MTC website. MTC shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 5 days from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT MTC CABLE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that MTC Cable, anyone acting on behalf of MTC Cable, and MTC Cable’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of MTC Cable. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MTC Cable from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which MTC Cable may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: MTC Cable reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond MTC Cable’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, MTC Cable may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by MTC Cable. MTC Cable reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. MTC Cable has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, MTC Cable reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless MTC Cable and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES AND NEW YORK, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in New York State having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the MTC website. To read the Privacy Policy, go to: https://www.mtctelcom.com/terms-conditions and click on MTC Customer Privacy Policy or click here.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: MTC, P O Box 290, Margaretville, NY 12455. Requests must be received no later than Friday, August 30, 2019 before 3:59pm EST.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is MTC, 579 Main Street, Margaretville, NY 12455

15. Facebook: The Contest hosted by MTC Cable is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

16. You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions of this Contest.


Margaretville Telephone Company

50 Swart Street

Margaretville, NY 12455

Customer Service Office:

579 Main Street

Margaretville, NY 12455

Repair: 845-586-2288

Toll Free:  877-727-2288

Customer Service:  845-586-3311

Automated Payment: 844-846-2687


email: mtc@catskill.net

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