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Gtel adds nine miles of fiber in Germantown

Apr 20, 2016 6:45 am

John Mason is reporting in the Register-Star Germantown Telephone Co., or Gtel, announced Mon., Apr. 18, it has added nine more miles to its fiber-to-the-home network. There are approximately 130 homes located within the nine-mile area in Germantown, covering Church Avenue from Main Street south to Viewmont, and Route 9G from Cemetery Road north and south, also covering parts of East Camp Road. The company's core Internet router was also upgraded to increase capacity and speed across the network. According to a press release, Gtel has now linked to a fiber ring extending from Germantown to Albany to ensure an uninterrupted connection and more backbone Internet bandwidth security. GTel General Manager Pete Mercer said in most cases the upgrade comes at no extra charge to existing customers. However, for locations far off the main road, the company will expect the customer to split the cost of construction. GTel provides voice, data and video service to Germantown, and most of Clermont. It also provides voice and data to parts of Livingston, Gallatin and Taghkanic. Read the full story in the Register-Star.

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