DFT Communications is a telecommunications company, which provides Phone Service and Internet Service to the Dunkirk, Fredonia, Cassadaga, and Jamestown Area. DFT Communications Company was founded in 1898 in Arthur R. Maytum’s grocery store, and has been serving the Dunkirk & Fredonia area since.

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DFT Helping to grow Strong Communities

DFT Communications serves the Chautauqua County and takes pride in our community. We work with Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation to help fund great projects like.

The United Way • St. Susan Center • TRC Foundation • The Boys and Girls Club • American Red Cross • Camp Gross • Brooks Memorial Hospital • Fredonia College Foundation • March of Dimes WalkAmerica • Local Police & Fire Departments • Chautauqua Leadership Network • New York State Sheriff’s Assoc. • 1891 Fredonia Opera House • Adams Art Gallery • American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life • JCC Foundation • Chautauqua County Chamber Of Commerce • Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

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Robert Maytum Memorial Golf Tournament


Dr. Robert Maytum was a “true gentleman” whose quiet philanthropy has benefited the community for a number of years. He was a man who was always ready to listen to the needs of the area he served and gave back unselfishly to the people he felt helped pave the way for him in his very successful career in telecommunications.

In 2008, this annual golf tournament, formerly known as the DFT Communications Community Benefit Golf Tournament was renamed the Maytum Memorial to honor this true gentleman for his many acts of kindness and support to not only the local community but a vast array of programs and projects throughout the region.

We honor him with this special tribute and ask that his message proudly continue through your generosity to your local community.

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