Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) was founded in 1902, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Then called Farmers Mutual Telephone System, the goal was to bring telephone service found in towns to the countryside. This is still important to Shentel today even though those humble beginnings are far behind us.
Today, Shentel is a diversified telecommunications company providing internet and data services, local exchange telephone services, video, long distance services, and leased tower facilities through a growing family of brands.
Under the Glo Fiber brand, Shentel offers fiber optic broadband services to business and residential customers.
Under the legacy Shentel brand, Shentel offers video, data and regulated and unregulated voice services through the cable network, as well as DSL internet access in some areas.
Under the Beam Internet brand, Shentel offers fixed wireless internet service using existing cell towers in the network.
Where once Shentel only was available to customers in Shenandoah County, the company offers varying services in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Kentucky.