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MCTV Launches New Excellerate Service

MCTV, a leading Internet, TV and Phone provider in Stark and Wayne Counties, is expanding its service portfolio with some of the newest fiber-to-the home Internet technology in the industry.

The enhanced Excellerate service uses a fiber-to-the-home technology paired with a Passive Optical Network (PON) to provide symmetrical (the same) download and upload speeds. Symmetrical speeds up to 100 Mbps let users stream smoother, game harder and surf faster – especially heavy Internet users.

The fiber-to-the-home and PON technology Excellerate utilizes delivers a fiber optic connection from MCTV’s headend to a cabinet in a neighborhood. From there, the fiber is spliced and run to approximately 32 homes. This differs from MCTV’s current fiber-to-the-node system where services are carried over fiber to the node (neighborhood) and then to the customer’s home over a coaxial cable.

“At MCTV, we pride ourselves on deploying technologies that are at the forefront of the industry to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers,” said Robert Gessner, president of MCTV. “The fiber-to-the-home technology that we are using to build Excellerate is the latest method to deliver the best Internet experience, both today and in the future.”

Excellerate is currently available to customers in select areas and will eventually be available across the entire MCTV footprint. Customers in these areas now have the option to upgrade to Excellerate.

For more information about Excellerate, contact MCTV at 330-833-4134 in Stark County and 330-345-8114 in Wayne County or visit www.MCTVOhio.com/excellerate.

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. More than 47,000 homes and businesses in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties rely on MCTV for their telecommunications needs.