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MTC Cable announces broadband speed increases coming in April!


(Margaretville, New York) – MTC Cable (MTC) announces broadband speed increases to its most popular residential and business packages effective April 1st, 2023.


Download speeds will more than double for many of the MTC broadband service packages including the Turbo-100 Package (100 Mbps download / 15 Mbps upload) which will be upgraded to the new Turbo-250 Package (250 Mbps / 20 Mbps) and the Turbo-200 Package will be transitioned to the Turbo-500 Package (500 Mbps / 25 Mbps). Broadband service offerings up to 1-Gbps are also available for residential customers. Business customers will see speed increases from 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps to 300 Mbps / 25 Mbps and from 200 Mbps / 25 Mbps to 600 Mbps / 30 Mbps respectively. In addition, dedicated broadband services for business customers requesting symmetrical download / upload speeds up to 10-Gbps are also available.


“Having access to high-capacity, reliable broadband services is an essential part of our daily lives and for the continued prosperity of our rural communities”, said Glen Faulkner, General Manager, Margaretville Telephone Company. “Broadband utilization continues to experience tremendous growth primarily driven by increasing work-from-home opportunities, remote schooling, telemedicine advances, and a variety of new streaming / entertainment services.” Mr. Faulkner noted “the average household today has over 19 Wi-Fi connected devices all competing for a piece of the broadband pipe in the home. In a proactive step, MTC is increasing broadband speeds to the home in an effort to mitigate any potential congestion issues and ensure the best possible customer experience.”


Over the past year, MTC has made significant investments in both its cable television and fiber- optic networks to increase the capacity and network resiliency to stay ahead of the ever-increasing broadband demand. With this new equipment and circuit capacity in place, upgrading the speed offerings to the individual customer represents the next step in this upgrade process. In addition, MTC will soon be introducing new service enhancements for the wireless (Wi-Fi) technology in the home offering greater wireless throughput, automated wireless interference reduction, and security / protection upgrades.


About Margaretville Telephone Company

The Margaretville Telephone Company was founded in 1916 and is proud to offer a "family of services" to over 9000 customers throughout the Central Catskill region of New York. Making the transition from offering the legacy telephony services in the past, MTC has expanded services to keep everyone connected with fiber-based high speed internet, cable television, telephone services and a suite of business class services. MTC is an employee-owned company which fosters a local, community minded approach to business keeping the customers we serve connected to their communities and beyond.

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