Local phone service from a local company. Say good-bye to the frustrations of dealing with a mega company and hello to the personalized, responsive service you've been missing.Now there's a choice. Save time and money, NTCNet can make a real difference. We've been a part of the Mohawk Valley community since 1913 and service and timely responses have been a hallmark since then. So call us and get the low down on our local service. You'll be glad you did.Add our competitive long distance service.We have no monthly service fees and we bill in 6-second increments. If you make a lot of calls you can save over companies that bill at higher increments. Over time it can really add up.Also check with us concerning our business 800 service and calling card plans. These can help make your telecommunications strategy work even better. Plus we give businesses a break when they choose to get all their services from us. Find out about discounts, savings and incentives when putting together a package with local, long distance and Internet solutions. And when you bundle services you'll have the ease of dealing with one simple, easy-to understand bill.We're the local Internet Service with a difference.When you get your service from us you get the benefit of advice from someone you know, and who knows you and your business.Whether it's a Web hosting or one of our many high-bandwidth options for Internet access we can help you with a plan for your needs today and one which grows into your future. Fulfilling expectations is a direct result of how well you listen. It sounds simple but lots of companies don't get it. With us it's a natural extension of our close relationship to our customers.In 1913, Leo C. Foss established Newport Telephone by buying a portion of Central New York Telephone. Initially the company served 135 telephones, with Mr. Foss serving as the company's President and General Manager. In 1923, Foss founded another company to provide telephone service in the town of Ohio, and acquired a number of local farmer-owned telephone cooperatives which were eventually added to Newport Telephone Company.The company endured many difficulties in the early years. It survived the Great Depression in the 1930s, modernizing to reduce expenses by converting to dial telephones. Middleville was one of the first villages in the state to convert, quickly followed by Poland and Newport in 1934.World War II posed more problems: Qualified help, construction materials and supplies were impossible to obtain as the nation concentrated on the defense effort. The government established priority lists, and doctors and businesses were at the top. Getting new residential phone service was nearly impossible.In 1951, the founders son, Leo G. Foss took over as President and General Manager. The number of telephone subscribers grew significantly during the rebounding post-war economy. This necessitated a larger office building, which was completed in 1958. In 1977, management of the company passed to Theodore Foss, third generation of the family. He initiated the company's Business Communications Division in the early 1980s to install and maintain business telephone systems in a large area of Central New York. Newport Telephone converted its entire switching network to digital equipment in 1987, resulting in six digital switches in the company's franchise area utilizing fiber-optic cable between the central office and remote locations. Deregulation of the phone industry encouraged the company to establish NTCNet in 1995. This subsidiary company provides dial-up and high speed Internet access in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, in addition to business telephone service and long distance outside of Newports local service area. In early 2000, long-time General Manager Harley Ruppert became President and CEO of the companies upon purchasing them from Ted Foss, who retired. NTCNet began to offer its business telephone products in Southern Herkimer County.