HickoryTech Corporation (Nasdaq: HTCO – News) announced that it has added Digital TV to the list of communications products and services available to the residents of Janesville, Minnesota.
The Janesville, Minnesota City Council overwhelmingly approved a cable television franchise agreement on Sept. 25, 2006 and Digital TV services will be available to the entire community beginning in the spring of 2007. Residents can subscribe to services on a stand-alone basis or as part of a money saving bundle including Digital TV, high-speed DSL, local telephone, and long distance all from one local company on one bill.
“We are excited that our community now has a value-based alternative when selecting entertainment services for their families,” said Clinton Rogers, Janesville, Minnesota city administrator. “We are fortunate as a small community to have these new service options. As our city grows, HickoryTech continues to increase the quality of life for residents choosing to make their home in Janesville.”
HickoryTech offers more than 200 channels in five package options that allow customers to select additional channels of their choice. Digital TV delivers a crystal-clear image and offers premium tier channels. Hispanic and sports tier channels are offered, in addition to HBOÂ®, CinemaxÂ®, Starz/EncoreÂ®, ShowtimeÂ®, pay-per-view and commercial-free music programming.
“Our affordable alternative for TV service features exceptional digital picture quality unmatched by our competition and shows HickoryTech’s commitment to bring value to our customers,” said Damon Dutz, president of HickoryTech’s Consumer Solutions Division. “We are pleased to provide attractive programming packages that also allow customers to reap the added benefit of discounts with our bundled suite of services.”
HickoryTech offers Digital TV delivered with high-speed Internet over an advanced fiber neighborhood network and existing infrastructure. Unique to this service is the ability to display caller ID information directly on the TV screen.
Janesville, Minnesota will become the ninth community served by HickoryTech with the “triple-play” of voice, data and video services. Customers seeking additional information should contact HickoryTech by calling 866-HICKORY or by visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.HickoryTech.com .
HickoryTech Corporation is a diversified communications company headquartered in Mankato, Minn., with approximately 480 employees in Minnesota and Iowa. In its 109th year of operation, HickoryTech offers a full array of telecommunications products and services to business and residential customers. The Telecom Sector offers local voice, long distance, Internet, Broadband services, Digital TV, and IP networking. The Enterprise Solutions Sector provides IP Telephony, call center management, and data network solutions. Enventis Telecom provides IP-based voice and data services and network solutions on a state wide SONET-based network. The Information Solutions Sector develops telecom and carrier access billing solutions. To learn more about HickoryTech Corporation, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.HickoryTech.com or call 1-866-HICKORY.