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Email Discontinuation

UniTel is discontinuing free email services by 10/1/22.  You will no longer have access to your free @unitel.me or @bluestreakme.com emails as of 10/1/22.  This is a necessary change to realign our service offerings to be more competitive.  Customers can now drop phone services and subscribe to higher speeds of internet at a lower monthly cost. What must […]

UNITEL TO JOIN DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY

Unity, ME (March, 2nd 2022) – Direct Communications of Rockland, Idaho announced that it has acquired Unitel of Unity, Maine. Direct Communications, a family-owned broadband provider, has been assisting customers with their communications needs since 1954. The heart and soul of Direct Communications lies in the rural areas that they serve. They bring to Unitel […]

The Gift of Community

UniTel has been serving Central Maine since 1902, delivering high-speed internet and voice to its citizens and businesses. Throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, we are very thankful for our neighborhood connections and the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve. UniTel prides itself on shopping locally and supporting small […]

Expansion of Fiber Internet in Rural Maine Communities

UniTel has Entered into an Agreement with Broadband Company Direct Communications Unity, ME, November 3, 2021 — UniTel is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Direct Communications, an Idaho-based broadband company that has been a family-owned business since 1954. This deal—tentatively scheduled to close in December 2021—will […]

Decades of Connections, Generations of Service

Around Unity, Maine, a lot of residents know Gene Drew as “Gene the telephone man.” But to Drew, he’s just known as “Gramp.” This grandfather-grandson duo are lucky enough to work together in the Outside Plant Department at UniTel. UniTel has been providing service to this area of central Maine for 118 years. It began […]

UniTel Completes Fiber Installation in Newburgh, ME

All Residences in Newburgh Now Have Access to High-Speed Fiber Internet April 13, 2021 – UniTel is pleased to announce that it has completed its high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet installation in Newburgh, ME. The completion means that all 632 homes that UniTel passes are now fiber ready. “We are so pleased that the residents of […]

Maximize Your Wi-Fi Speed and Coverage With These Tips

UniTel offers high-speed internet – up to a gigabit over our fiber network – yet occasionally we hear that customers aren’t experiencing the speeds they expected. Often, the issue stems from the home network set-up. PC Magazine warns, “Don’t rely on obsolete hardware… if you are running old hardware you can’t expect the best performance.” […]

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

UniTel Currently Offers New Fiber Customers Gig Internet Speed for $100/Month March 22, 2021 – UniTel has been recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. As a Gig-Certified Provider, UniTel is recognized for bringing technological innovation to […]

Maine Senators Applaud UniTel’s New Fiber Speeds and Pricing

UNITY, ME, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 – UniTel announced today that new fiber customers can get gigabit internet over UniTel’s fast fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, plus unlimited nationwide calling, for just $100/month, effective February 1. UniTel offers its fiber customers the fastest internet available in Maine and is always working on extending the availability of FTTH internet. “We are […]

UniTel Announces 2020 Directory Cover Photo Contest Winner

UNITY, ME – UniTel has announced that Craig Lancaster of Unity has been chosen as the winner of its 2020 Directory Cover Photo Contest. Lancaster submitted a photo of the moon peeking up over the Rockland Breakwater on the coast of Maine. For submitting the winning entry, Lancaster is receiving a Roku box for his […]