GBT is a Gig-Capable Provider

GBT Named Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

Arlington, Va., (4/1/2016) – GBT was today recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in the Timken and Alexander communities.

As a Certified Gig-Capable Provider, GBT joins a national campaign to build awareness and industry recognition of community-based telecom providers that have built communications networks capable of delivering Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than those currently available in many U.S. households. GBT also received tools to promote itself as a Gig-Capable Provider in the Timken and Alexander communities and will be recognized in NTCA media, on the NTCA website, and during association conferences and events.

“I applaud GBT for its commitment to delivering the Internet’s fastest speeds—an accomplishment worthy of much praise considering the unique and challenging circumstances small, community-based telecommunications providers operate under every day in serving some of our country’s most rural and remote communities,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “By building a gigabit-capable network, GBT has not only overcome these challenges, but also shattered conventional benchmarks for broadband speed to enable cutting-edge technologies that drive innovation and promote economic development in their communities, region and nationwide.”

To achieve certification, telecommunications companies must show that gigabit technology is currently commercially available within 95% of one or more exchanges within its serving territory and that such service can be provided without new trenching or stringing new aerial facilities. This statement must be confirmed by a letter from an engineering firm or other independent source involved in the company’s network planning, deployment or operation.

More information about the NTCA Gig-Capable Provider certification program is available at www.ntca.org/gigcertified.

GBT Named Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA

1 week ago

GBT Video Subscribers:

National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) on behalf of GBT and several other TV providers across the US has been negotiating with AMC to keep their channels. The AMC ... See more

1 week ago
Golden Belt Telephone

Want 4 free Royals tickets? Enter in the post below! 👇

We love watching the Royals on GBT's StreamIT TV, but there's something special about being at a Royals game... so we're giving away 4 FREE ROYALS TICKETS! 🎟️🎟️🎟️🎟️

To enter:
1. ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Golden Belt Telephone's post

GBT is excited to announce Janate Kerr of Ness City, KS and Jaztyn Kisslinger of Ransom, KS as recipients of our FRS Youth Tour $1250 scholarship. Typically, in early June, GBT sponsors two High ... See more

1 week ago

Come help us wish Ruth a Happy Retirement!

GBT is both happy and sad to announce the retirement of Ruth from our Plant Department. Ruth has been an outstanding addition for more than 23 years and ... See more

2 weeks ago

April Employee Spotlight: Krista

Krista is one of GBT's rockstar accountants! 🎸🤘

She holds GBT together by keeping our financials in check and by bringing laughter and fun to the office every ... See more

2 weeks ago
2021 GBT Annual Meeting Recap

And that's a wrap!

A quick recap of our Annual Meeting - thank you to everyone who came down yesterday and made the meeting one we'll never forget!

2 weeks ago

Less than 2 hours away from our Drive-Thru Annual Meeting! We’re excited to see you all soon! 👏

Every GBT customer is invited, so come on down!

All the details 👉 https://fb.me/e/3tVOVBewu

2 weeks ago
Tomorrow is the day! You're invited to the 2021 GBT Annual Meeting!

Tomorrow is the big day and you're invited! We can't wait to see you at the GBT Annual Meeting.

More details can be found here 👉 https://fb.me/e/3tVOVBewu

3 weeks ago

We want you to have the BEST Internet experience - that's why we offer GBT's Managed Protection.

“I highly recommend GBT’s Managed Protection that comes with their router. I’ve always owned ... See more

« 1 of 24 »

Font Resize
Contrast