Broadband Expansion Project

Updates and Information

As you may already know, GTel was lucky enough to have been awarded government funding from the New NY Broadband Program, which was created in 2015 to help provide unserved and underserved areas in New York with sufficient broadband services.

Over the past year, we have been working with State officials, engineers, and contractors to plan out the upgrade and expansion of our service area.  Our engineering company, Vantage Point Solutions, began staking the project in late 2017.  We began construction in some high priority areas in early 2018.

The first phase of the build focused on completing the territory “express fibers”.  These fibers are included in the main distribution cables that span along State and County roads, building the backbone to which all of the homes will then connect.

Because of the breadth of the project, we’ve been enlisting the services of local New York contractors, including Schupp’s Line Construction.  Schupp’s is a certified, family owned and operated construction company that shares many of the same values as GTel – pride, quality and service.  Now that construction is underway, you will see Schupp’s and GTel vehicles and employees working together to get the job done.

To learn more about the New NY Broadband Program, visit them online here.

GTel is working diligently across our newly expanded territory to activate our new network and connect new subscribers. Here’s a glimpse of where we stand in some of those areas.

 CURRENTLY ACTIVE AREAS:

  • Town of Germantown
    • All streets are active
  • Town of Clermont
    • All streets are active
  • Town of Gallatin
    • County Route 8 (West of the Taconic Pkwy)
    • Taghkanic Rd (Between Rt 8 & Benton Rd)
    • Green Acres Rd
    • Ridge Rd
    • Snyderville Rd (off of Route 8)
    • Karwacki Rd
    • Kozlowski Rd
    • Benton Rd
    • Hull Rd
    • Rt 82 (between Decker & Wilmer Hill Rd)
    • Decker Rd
    • Hill Top Rd
    • Elsohn Rd
    • Wilmer Hill Rd
    • Tinker Hill Rd
    • Route 7 (east of Route 11)
    • Mill Hill Rd
    • Gallatinville Rd (off of Route 7)
  • Town of Taghkanic
    • Taghkanic Rd (Between Benton Rd & Sopak Rd)
    • Dranbauer Rd
    • Sopak Rd
    • Sugar Mountain Rd
    • Reesa Rd
    • Brothers Rd

COMING SOON…

  • Town of Gallatin
    • Route 8 (from Taconic Pkwy to Rt. 11)
    • Route 11
    • Route 7 (from Rt. 11 to Jackson Corners Rd)
    • Silvernail Rd
    • Sigler Rd
    • Gallatinville Rd (off of Silvernail Rd)
    • East Pond Lily
    • Route 82 (from Taconic Pkwy to Decker Rd)
    • Doodletown Rd
    • E. Klein Rd
    • New Forge Rd II (off of 82)
    • Green Hill Rd
    • Skiba Rd
    • Barnett Rd
    • Near Rd
    • Jackson Corners Rd (from Taconic Pkwy to Rt. 7)
  • Town of Taghkanic
    • Route 82 (from Taconic Pkwy to Half Circle Rd)
    • Route 27 (from New Forge Rd to Tompkins Rd)
    • Tompkins Rd
    • Wilson Rd
    • Bainer Rd
    • Westfall & Allen Rd
    • New Forge Rd I
    • Klein Rd

 

Do you live on one of the streets listed above but haven’t connected to GTel Fiber? We can help you determine if your address can be activated now, or inform you of the timeline for activation.  Contact our Customer Service Team at 518-537-GTEL (4835) or visit our Address Lookup page to search and register your home. If you’re street is turned on, you can even select your services and hold your place on our installation calendar.

We look forward to serving you!