Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) was created.
1952Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) was created. More Details
HTC initiated its dial tone service in 1952, first offering telephone service to approximately 264 residents of rural Horry County and quickly grew to over 1,500 customers by 1958.
1958Reached 1,500 Members More Details
HTC was the first telephone company in the Southeastern United States to complete an upgrade process and fully implement private line service with it s service area.
1969First in Southeast To Offer One Party Service More Details
In 1972, HTC was the first telephone company in the Southeastern United States to complete an upgrade process and fully implement private line service within its service area.
1972Eliminated Party Line Service More Details
Horry Telephone Cablevision (now referred to as HTC Digital Cable) was formed in 1983, offering many residents their first look at cable television and popular channels such as USA and WTBS (now TBS).
1983HTC Cablevision More Details
In 1984, HTC began publishing and distributing a countywide HTC Directory.
1984HTC Directory More Details
Horry Telephone Long Distance, Inc. (HTLD) began operating in 1992 as a means of offering subscribers discounts on their long distance toll services.
1992Horry Telephone Long Distance More Details
In 1993, HTC reached a milestone and installed its 50,000th Access Line.
199350,000 Access Lines More Details
In 1994, HTC implemented Local (411) Directory Assistance.
1994Local HTLD Operator Services More Details
In 1995, HTC became one of the first direct local Internet access providers in the area. Horry Telephone offered customers a local on-ramp to the information superhighway, and in less than a year provided access to over 1,600 subscribers.
1995HTC Internet More Details
In 1996, HTC Horizon Wireless began offering 100% digital wireless voice service in partnership with BellSouth Mobility DCS, now in partnership with AT&T.
1996HTC Horizon Wireless More Details
In 1998, HTC introduced HTC Communications, Inc. In 1999, HTC began offering local dial tone services in the city limits of Conway, within the city limits of Myrtle Beach, and to the Pawleys Island community through HTC Communications.
1998HTC Communications Inc. More Details
In 2002, HTC launched Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service to deliver high-speed Internet/data services to residential customers.
2002DSL Broadband Deployment More Details
In 2002, HTC celebrated its 50th Anniversary on June 16th.
200250th Anniversary More Details
HTC refunded $10 membership fee to all HTC Membership. A membership fee is no longer a requirement to have products and services with HTC.
2005Refunded $10 Membership Fee More Details
In March 2006, HTC launched its Home Integration service. HTC Home Integration offers home wiring for the future with telephone, digital cable, high-speed internet, wireless home networking, whole house audio, surround sound, home theatre, certified structured wiring, security systems and monitoring.
2006HTC Home Integration More Details
HTC launched HTC Security, expanding residential service offerings to five product lines - Telephone, Cable, Internet, Wireless Phone & Security.
2006HTC Home Security More Details
HTC began paying capital credits on all HTC and HTC Communications services. If a customer subscribes to telephone and cable, they can receive capital credits based on Internet and HTC Wireless services in addition to telephone and cable.
2006Capital Credit Expansion More Details
HTC launched Bluewave fiber to the home services.
2007HTC Bluewave More Details
HTC becomes the Official Communications Provider for the Presidential Debates in Myrtle Beach.
2008Offical Communications Partner for Presidential Debates More Details
Digital transition occurs.
2009Digital Transition More Details
HTC creates its first Facebook page.
2009HTC joins Facebook More Details
HTC sent two crews to Kentucky to help after an ice storm.
2009HTC Team Assists In Ice Storm More Details
HTC Horizon introduced the Apple iPhone 3G.
2009Apple iPhone 3G More Details
HTC Digital Cable launched CBS College Sports XXL.
2009CBS College Sports XXL More Details
HTC Digital Cable added FITTV, Oxygen, MLB Network and Big Ten Network to the channel lineup.
2009New Networks Added to Lineup More Details
HTC reopened the newly renovated full service retail location at 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach located in Plantation Point Plaza.
The redesigned office included more than 2500 square feet of retail space and individual workstations that provided much greater customer comfort and privacy.
200938th Ave Office Renovation More Details
HTC launched short code for text messaing.
2009Short Code Text Messaging More Details
HTC Digital Cable added 13 new HD networks to the lineup include E! HD, G4 HD, VERSUS HD, Golf Channel HD, ABC Family HD, Cartoon Network HD, Disney HD, ESPNews HD, Discovery HD, TLC HD, Animal Planet HD, Planet Green HD and Science HD.
2009HTC Digital Cable Adds 13 New HD Networks More Details
HTC introduced Call Manager feature for online phone management.
2009Call Manager More Details
HTC Horizon introduced Netbooks.
2009Netbooks More Details
HTC CEO, Curley Huggins retires.
2009CEO Curley Huggins Retires More Details
Current COO, Mike Hagg, became new CEO, effective January 1, 2010.
2010New CEO, Mike Hagg More Details
HTC Horizon launched 3G Microcells. The 3G MicroCell connects to a broadband Internet connection and improves wireless voice and data coverage at home or in a small business environment. A 3G MicroCell is like a mini wireless tower, providing more bars in more places in homes that currently have little or no wireless coverage.
20103G Microcell Launch More Details
HTC Horizon launched the Apple iPhone 4.
2010Apple iPhone 4 More Details
HTC Horizon launched tablets, including the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
2010HTC Horizon Launched Tablets More Details
HTC Digital Cable introduced Follow Me TV Multi-Room DVR service. Follow Me TV™ Multi-Room DVR offers you the ability to send any DVR-recorded show to any connected TV in your home.
2010Follow Me TV Multi-Room DVR More Details
HTC Digital Cable launched Primetime On Demand
2010Primetime On Demand More Details
HTC Digital Cable VOD offers over 3,000 hours of programming.
2010Video On Demand Update More Details
HTC Digital Cable added 10 new HD networks.
2010New HD Networks More Details
HTC High-Speed Internet increased speeds in some areas up to 8MB download.
2010Increased Internet Speeds More Details
HTC launched its new branding campaign and tagline "This is Life. Connect with it."
2010New Branding Campaign Launch More Details
HTC officials announced that membership in the Cooperative, with its associated benefits, expanded to include all HTC customers with qualifying services: telephone, cable television, high-speed internet and data, mobile telephone or security monitoring; regardless of service location in Horry and Georgetown Counties.
2011Expanded Membership More Details
HTC Digital Cable reached a new agreement for carriage of NFL Network as the exclusive local provider. As part of the deal, HTC provides NFL Network's NFL RedZone.
2011NFL RedZone More Details
HTC renovated the Socastee location.
2011Socastee Location Renovation More Details
HTC President, Ken Summerall, passed away unexpectedly in September. Mr. Summerall served his community as Director of the Horry County Salvation Army Advisory Board, Chairman of the Horry County Heart Fund Drive, Chairman of the Horry County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Director of the Conway Kiwanis Club, a member of the Conway Citizens Advisory Committee, and President of the Horry County Theatre of the Republic.
2011Remembering President Ken Summerall More Details
HTC names Mr. Delan Stevens as the new Director of Conway-District 1 to fullfil the unexpired term of the late Ken Summerall and announces Mr. Charles Whaley as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.
2011New Director of Conway-District 1, Delan Stevens More Details
HTC expanded in-house Internet customer support group at the HTC Main Headquarters in Conway. HTC Internet Customer Support Team offers multiple levels of technical support to HTC High-Speed Internet subscribers.
2011In-house Internet Customer Support More Details
HTC Digital Cable announced the launch of HBO's new authenticated online video destinations, HBO GO® & MAX GO®.
2012HTC Digital Cable launches HBO GO® & MAX GO® More Details
HTC opens doors to new office on Highway 501 across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
2012New 501 Office More Details
HTC announces partnership with Coastal Carolina University for the naming rights to the new Student Recreation and Convocation Center, which will be The HTC Center. In an agreement with the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, HTC will receive exclusive naming priviledges for a 20-year timeframe.
2012HTC Center More Details
HTC and WFXB FOX TV launch the Arrive Alive, TXT L8R campaign.
2012TXT L8R Campaign More Details
HTC announced changes to the http://www.htcnetracer.net home page including new features and name change. The name of the home pape changed to HTC Connect and the new domain is http://www.HTCConnect.com.
2012HTCnetracer.net changes to HTCConnect.com More Details
O'Neal Miller, Chief Executive-Financial Operations, was selected to receive one of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's (NTCA) highest recognitions of individual excellence, the Management Achievement Award.
2012O'Neal Miller Recognized for the Management Achievement Award More Details
HTC announces Mr. Carlton Lewis, current HTC Comptroller, as Chief Financial Officer. The promotion follows the retirement of former CFO, O'Neal Miller, in October 2012.
2013New CFO, Carlton Lewis More Details
HTC rolls Tech Connect, HTC rolls Tech Connect, a computer service that provides virus/spyware removal and (OS) operating system reload services for HTC Internet customers and non-customers.
2013Tech Connect More Details
HTC LifeSentry Launched; HTC LifeSentry provides emergency help with the push of a button. A base station with a wearable pendant device features one button activation and two-way voice communication with the HTC Security Center.
2014HTC LifeSentry More Details
Mr. Jon Tyler joined the HTC team as Chief Executive of Sales and Customer Service. Mr. Tyler has nearly 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry working for CT Communications in Concord, NC as Vice President of Customer Service and later serving as a consultant supporting North and South Carolina telephone companies and cooperatives.
2015New Chief Executive of Sales and Customer Service was Mr. Jon Tyler More Details
With nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has worked with HTC for almost 25 years serving in various roles from public relations and marketing to customer service and sales. In his new position, he continues to oversee HTC's marketing efforts, but will also be responsible for regulartory efforts on the federal, state and local levels.
2015Brent Groome takes new position as Chief Executive of Marketing, Economic and Strategic Initiatives More Details
With EPIX, HTC Digital Cable subscribers can enjoy a new movie channel offering huge Hollywood hits - uncut and commercial free, world-class concerts, comedy specials, original programming and more!
2015HTC Digital Cable launches EPIX More Details
HTC Digital Cable launched WATCHESPN and other Disney and ESPN networks on TV Everywhere.