Save up to $30/mo. on your internet bill when you enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program!

Watch All the Playoff Action on HTC TV MAX!

Sports action is heating up! With the NBA and NHL Playoffs in full swing, as well as Major League Baseball, NASCAR and the USFL, there’s not a shortage of action to watch. And you can catch the majority all the action on your terms with HTC TV MAX.

With TV MAX, you can watch on your smartphone, tablet, laptop and even your television set. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss another buzzer-beater, photo finish or grand slam!

Learn more, and get started, by visiting https://www.htcinc.net/residential/htctv-max/.

HTC Donates to HGTC Electrical Lineman Technician Program

HTC recently donated an electrical lineman technician bag and equipment to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Electrical Lineman Technician Program. The bag and equipment, which will be used by select students of the program, includes all of the pertinent tools needed to help in learning the skills needed for this unique job.

HTC is one of several utility companies in South Carolina that HGTC has partnered with to offer a comprehensive training program that will prepare candidates for entry-level line work positions in the electric or telecommunications industries.  Preparation includes providing a broad understanding of the skills, knowledge, safe work practices and physical ability required to perform line work. Students receive classroom and field training in math, electrical circuit analysis, power systems, and transformer theory, as well as safety and climbing techniques.

The donation of this equipment is just one of the ways HTC is investing in the future of our workforce and the community,” said Craig Johnson, Director of Construction Services at HTC. “We greatly appreciate the HGTC Electrical Lineman Program, as it gives those interested in the electrical and telecommunications industries a chance to get the fundamental training and experience necessary prior to joining the workforce.” 

Internet Education: What is the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequencies?

The primary differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies are range and bandwidth. 

5GHz (not to be confused with 5G wireless) provides faster data rates at a shorter distance, whereas 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds. The 2.4 GHz has a farther range than the 5 GHz frequency as the higher frequency signals cannot penetrate solid objects like walls and floors as well as lower frequency signals.

 To learn more about the differences between the two frequencies, visit here.  

Home Security Checklist

If you’re going to be away from home this summer, whether it’s vacation or just running to the grocery store, you need to make sure your home is secure. From seeing who’s at the door to controlling your thermostat and lights or letting in a neighbor to check on your pets, a security system from HTC puts you in control of your home.

To be fully in control of your home, you’ll need the following:

  • Video doorbell
  • Indoor cameras
  • Outdoor cameras
  • Digital thermostat
  • Smart locks

You can learn about these devices, and more about how to keep your home safe and secure with HTC, by visiting here.

Key Scholarship Awarded to Local High School Seniors

The 2022 Key Scholarship award winners were recently recognized by HTC and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. This year’s winners were HCS Early College High School senior Mar’Teona Singleton and Johnsonville High School senior Braydin Moore.   This is the 16th year HTC and Carolina Trust have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship each.  High school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County planning to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion University were encouraged to apply.

“The Key Scholarship demonstrates our support of local students and higher education,” said Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Operating Officer and Carolina Trust Board of Directors Member. “Both HTC and Carolina Trust are dedicated to investing in the communities we serve, and this scholarship provides an excellent opportunity to support our youth.”

HTC Hotspots Providing Free Wi-Fi to the Community

As businesses and schools closed down during the pandemic, the need for reliable internet to work and learn was essential.  HTC made a commitment to keeping the community connected and partnered with community allies to create hotspots throughout Horry and Georgetown counties.

While we are moving toward a pre-COVID way of life, the need for internet access remains; therefore, the hotspots are still available in Horry and Georgetown, and HTC has added access points in Marion County.

The hotspots are open to the public and serve as the power needed to keep our community connected. While accessing the free public connection, users will have access to websites that have been pre-approved by the school districts.

HTC acknowledges and thanks Horry County Government, the school districts of Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties, and the Village Group for their partnership and assistance in this effort.

Where are the Wi-Fi hotspots located?

Horry County

      • James R. Frazier Community Center | 1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 
      • All Horry County Schools | Individual school locations can be found by visiting the Horry County Schools homepage

Georgetown County

      • High Schools: Andrews | Carvers Bay | Georgetown |Waccamaw
      • Elementary Schools: Brown’s Ferry |Plantersville |Pleasant Hill |Sampit
      • Plantersville Cultural Center |  7 Plantersville Road, Georgetown, SC
      • Plantersville Community Center | 180 Jackson Village Road, Georgetown, SC

Marion County

      • W.R. Saffold Community Center | 6874 Highway 908, Gresham, SC
      • Centenary Community Center | 4904 S. Highway 41-A, Marion, SC

What are the hours of operation?

Monday – Friday,  7am – 7pm

How do I connect to a hotspot?

Internet access is available in the parking lots of locations with a dedicated hotspot. When you are parked and ready to access the internet, look for the SSID “HTC Free WiFi”. No password is needed to access the Wi-Fi signal. Please note: Content restrictions will be applied and streaming video will not be allowed.