MCTV Expands To The Village of Woodsfield
MCTV to acquire system and continue its commitment to invest in innovative technology and exceptional service to strengthen local communities
MASSILLON, Ohio (October 30, 2018) – MCTV, a leading Internet, TV and Phone provider in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes, Tuscarawas, Jefferson and Columbiana counties, plans to expand services to the Woodsfield, Ohio area. MCTV currently offers residential and business services to nearly 80,000 homes and businesses.
The Woodsfield system serves residents and businesses in the Villages of Woodsfield, Lewisville and surrounding townships in Monroe County. Woodsfield Village Council approved an agreement at a special meeting on October 29 to sell the assets of the Village-run system to MCTV. Customers should continue to contact the Village Utilities Department for questions regarding their Internet and TV service until further notice.
“MCTV is excited for the opportunity to grow, not only in our footprint but also expanding to new communities,” stated Bob Gessner, President of MCTV. “We have experience in successfully managing Internet and TV networks in small to midsize communities. Woodsfield and the surrounding area are a great match for our expertise and I am confident bringing this system into the MCTV family will help provide the residents with high quality service.”
MCTV plans to complete the transition in the coming months following the purchase. During this time, there will be multiple improvements made to the current system, including the installation of new equipment to achieve the ultimate goal of providing customers with faster internet speeds and improved television service.
“MCTV goes the extra smile for each of our customers and we plan to do so for our new neighbors in the Woodsfield area,” explains Gessner.
The Village of Woodsfield acquired the system approximately 10 years ago when a previous owner planned to shut it down. They worked diligently for the community and the residents to keep the system running, but the pace of technology and the expertise required to maintain an advanced broadband network is beyond the capabilities of a community the size of Woodsfield. Technological advances and capital investment demands make now the right time to transition ownership and management of the plant to MCTV.
About MCTV: MCTV “goes the extra smile” for its customers, adding high-touch service to high-tech telecommunications. Since 1965, MCTV’s 165+ local employees have been serving their neighbors with a full complement of advanced broadband products for home and business, including High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Phone, television advertising, dedicated fiber optic connections and security systems. Approximately 80,000 homes and businesses in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes, Columbiana, Carroll, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties rely on MCTV for their telecommunications needs.
About the Village of Woodfield: Founded in 1814, The Village of Woodsfield is the county seat of Monroe County in southeast Ohio.