Mid-Hudson Cable has been providing services to this region for more than 40 years. The company offers a complete suite of telecommunication services that its customers have come to rely on. Its management team of 70 technical and service staff has extensive experience in the management of cable systems and fiber data networks.
The company was started in 1971 by George I. Reynolds. Its current President, James M. Reynolds, has served as President since 1978. On his watch, the company has developed from a community antenna television business into a telecommunications company which now provides digital television, high speed internet, voice over internet phone service (cable phone), high def television, digital video recording (DVR), video on demand, home monitoring, and TV Everywhere.
As one of the few remaining independent Cable TV companies, Mid-Hudson has distinguished itself for deploying state of the art services comparable to the major companies in the industry. On three different occasions, the company has received the Gilbert Award, the highest award granted by the Cable Television and Telecommunications Association of New York for outstanding community service. Mid-Hudson understands the significance of deploying telecommunications infrastructure throughout the region in support of initiatives to encourage economic development.
The company has completed a rebuild of more than 1,000 miles of Hybrid Fiber Coax infrastructure throughout the region to support these initiatives. Mr. Reynolds has been involved in the development of several other related companies and serves as President of Mid-Hudson Communications, Catskill Mountain Construction, Mid-Hudson Data, and Tech Valley Communications.
Mr. Reynolds is a valuable member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves as Director of the Cable Television and Telecommunications Association of New York, and is a member of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation. He has also served on the local level as the former President of Friends of Olana, and the Columbia-Greene Community College Foundation.
1971 Company started by George I. Reynolds
1978 System rebuilt and HBO & MSG launched
1982 Catskill Mt. Video acquired
1983 Addressable Technology introduced
1985 Catskill Mountain Construction Company Formed
1993 Installed 4000′ of submarine cable 12 ½ feet below the Hudson
1996 System rebuilt for 3rd time Interdicted Technology introduced
1997 Mid-Hudson Online – Dial up Internet Service
1998 Mid-Hudson Communications – Data Communications
1999 Mid-Hudson Cable Ad Sales – Full Service Agency – Video, Print & Web
1999 Launched Digital Television Service
2002 MH Communications merges with Tech Valley Communications
2002 Launched Cable Modem Service
2003 Launched Video on-Demand (VOD)
2004 Launched VoIP service
2005 Over 1,100 fiber plant miles supporting police & fire departments, 25 municipalities including E911 in Columbia County
2008 Rapidly deploying fiber in all new markets
2009 High Definition – Digital Video Recording (DVR)
2011 Ad Sales – IPTV
2012 TV Everywhere
2013 Digital Transition of all channels
2016 Upgrade to Network for speeds from 25 MB to over 200 MB