Dumont Telephone provides Broadband, Telephone and Cable TV to the communities of Dumont and Allison. In addition, we provide Broadband and Cable TV in Parkersburg and Geneva. Dumont Telephone is a proven leader in technology, as well as a proud supporter of regional economic development. Dumont Telephone, your local provider... living, working and investing locally.
Press Release - 11/2/20
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP REMOVES WGNA and WHO FROM Dumont Telephone Company and Demands Almost Double Their Current Fees
Nexstar Media Group, the owner of WGNA and WHO and the largest owner of TV stations in the US, has forced Dumont Telephone Company to remove their programming as of October 31, 2020 because we wouldn't agree to their unreasonable demands for a new agreement at almost double the fees they are receiving today. "We continue our efforts to reach a fair and reasonable agreement so these networks will return as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, they have refused to accept an offer that we feel is fair for our customers," explained General Manager Roger Kregel. "During this pandemic, we know many of our customers are having trouble making ends meet, they are spending more time at home and relying on these stations for news and critical information. We find it unfortunate that Nexstar is choosing to line their pockets with higher fees over their commitment to serve the community." Roger Kregel added, "As your Local TV provider, we're a part of your community and we work hard to keep station fees down to control costs for you. We are willing to pay a reasonable price to keep these TV stations on our lineup but at a cost that is fair to our customers."
Dumont Telephone Company provides Cable TV service to the communities and rural areas of Allison and Dumont and the communities of Parkersburg and Geneva.