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
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 rolls Tech Connect, a computer service that provides virus/spyware removal and (OS) operating system reload services for HTC Internet customers and non-customers.