GVTC began more than half a century ago as a telephone cooperative with the purpose of providing modern phone service to remote parts of the Texas Hill Country and other rural areas to the north of San Antonio.
Today, GVTC has evolved into a comprehensive communications provider with offerings that go well beyond residential and business telephone service. The products and services also include cable TV, high-speed Internet, security, long distance, advanced data services and more.
GVTC remains true to its roots as a cooperative. In fact, it is the largest telephone cooperative in Texas. Its service area spans 2,000 square miles and eleven counties, and includes over 32,000 members with approximately 42,000 access lines.
GVTC's product diversity is a reflection of its long history of technical innovation. In the 1980s, it became the first telephone cooperative in Texas to offer cable TV and security system options. In the 1990s, GVTC was the first telephone cooperative to install fiber optic lines between its central offices. Today, GVTC's expanding services also include High Definition TV, Digital Video Recorder, Video on Demand, local and unlimited long-distance calling plans, voice mail systems, Fiber-To-The-Home technology (FTTH), Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) business service, and Voice over its cable system for Boerne residents.
Despite its growth, GVTC maintains a high level of accountability to its customers and strong ties to the communities where they live.