Kingston, New York, September 5, 2023 – Archtop Fiber, a provider of multi-gig, 100%-fiber Internet and phone service to residential and business customers across the Northeast, has completed its acquisition of GTel, the fiber-rich, fourth-generation, family-owned voice, video and Internet service provider based in Germantown, New York. Through this acquisition, Archtop Fiber will provide telecommunications services in more than five townships across New York’s southern Columbia County.
“We’re thrilled to have completed this process and officially bring GTel into the Archtop Fiber family. We can now begin to fully integrate our operations and move forward together with the GTel team,” said Jeff DeMond, Chairman and CEO of Archtop Fiber. “We are grateful to the Bohnsack family for entrusting the Archtop team with this tremendous asset and would like to thank Bruce Bohnsack, in particular, for his exceptional work and unwavering dedication to the community and to the industry. He has demonstrated tremendous leadership and dogged determination to drive innovation and growth throughout his career. GTel’s success, of course, would not have been possible without the backing of its loyal, tenacious staff, who have consistently delivered exceptional service to customers on a day-to-day basis while also seeing the big-picture vision to fruition as the company has evolved.”
The GTel acquisition is part of Archtop Fiber’s larger plan to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities in New York’s Hudson Valley and beyond with state-of-the-art, 100%-fiber multi-gig Internet. In January, Archtop announced plans to acquire Hancock Telephone Company, a family-owned telecommunications provider based in Hancock, New York. In May, Archtop revealed it had signed a stock purchase agreement with Momentum Telecom, a leading provider of managed cloud communications services, to acquire New York-based Warwick Valley Telephone Co. Both deals are pending regulatory approvals.
To learn more about Archtop Fiber and its planned markets and services, visit www.archtopfiber.com.
About Archtop Fiber
Archtop Fiber was founded with a commitment to bring the fastest, most reliable, environmentally friendly and affordable Internet access to those who have traditionally been underserved — or even overlooked. The Archtop team has decades of success partnering with communities, large and small, to create technology-driven opportunities. With a fully funded business strategy, Archtop is dedicated to local investment. This ensures we support customers with upgrades to existing infrastructure while deploying the latest multi-gig, symmetrical, fiber-based network technology to bring faster, more secure and scalable broadband services to those that need them. Archtop Fiber is proudly invested in empowering your day-to-day life, bringing the digital world to you, your community and its businesses, schools, libraries, hospitals, farms and community centers.
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GTel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Archtop Fiber, is a regional telecommunications company that provides Internet, telephone and video services to the rural communities of southern Columbia County, New York. GTel provides a full complement of truly state-of-the-art IP based services, all with a full-time dedicated workforce of seventeen employees. As a recipient of three grants as part of the New NY Broadband Program, GTel was able to expand its network to cover over 5,000 individual locations, almost tripling its legacy footprint. Now, GTel’s network includes over 300 miles of fiber-optic cabling across its territory. The business has grown from only two telephones in 1905 to more than 2,500 customers today.
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