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Carlton Lewis Officially Assumes Role of HTC Chief Executive Officer

November 28, 2022, Conway, S.C. – HTC, the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States, today announced that Carlton Lewis has officially assumed the role of HTC Chief Executive Officer. Lewis was selected by the HTC Board of Directors as the successor to retiring CEO Mike Hagg earlier this year.

Lewis joined HTC in 1998 and has served in several different positions throughout his tenure. Prior to his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw most day-to-day operations of the Cooperative, Lewis served as Chief Financial Officer for eight years.

“We have great confidence in Carlton’s leadership,” said Charles Whaley, president of the HTC Board of Directors. “His talent and interpersonal qualities, as well as his experience and knowledge of the telecommunications industry will allow for a seamless transition. His vision will set the stage for what we believe will be continued growth and prosperity for HTC.”

“It is an honor to have been selected by the HTC Board of Directors from a pool of extremely qualified and deserving individuals, and I am grateful for this extraordinary opportunity,” said Lewis. “HTC has a history of talented leaders who have paved the way for continued success for the Cooperative and I am prepared to continue this legacy with the help of our dedicated leadership team and committed workforce as we keep moving forward.”

In addition to his HTC duties, Lewis remains active in the local community. A Coastal Carolina University graduate, he currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Finance and Accounting Departments at CCU. He is also on the Board of Directors for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union.

An Aynor native, Lewis is a dedicated member of Berea Baptist Church, where he and his wife Abagail have raised their two children, Claire and Cade.

 

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as WiFi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security & Automation. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Announces Pledge Commitment to Churches Assisting People (CAP) Inaugural Christmas Event

Cooperative Commits to Minimum Pledge of $2500 and, In Addition, Will Pledge $5 Per New HTC TV Max Subscription from November 21-December 19

November 21, 2022, Conway, S.C., – HTC, the area’s largest fiber internet provider, today announced it is partnering with Churches Assisting People (CAP) in the organization’s inaugural CAP Christmas Event. With this partnership, HTC will donate a minimum of $2,500 to be used to purchase new toys and gifts.

In addition, similar to previous community donation efforts, the Cooperative will donate $5 to CAP for every new HTC TV Max subscription from November 21 through December 19.

“We are so excited to partner with HTC for this event. It is an awesome and rewarding thing for HTC to care so much for our local community and to partner with CAP to make sure our neighbors in need have a wonderful Christmas,” said Donna Bodie, Executive Director of CAP. “We are thankful for their willingness to give back to our community and look forward to working with them on this event.”

“As the holiday season approaches, HTC is honored to partner with CAP to help bring hope and the spirit of Christmas to local families in need,” said Sandy Hendrick, HTC Marketing Manager. “Being a local cooperative, we understand the importance and impact of being connected not only to where we work, but also where we live. This partnership with CAP is another reflection of our continued efforts to help make our community a better place.”

CAP is a local, non-profit organization that has been providing assistance to Horry County residents since 1986. Their mission is to assist members of our community experiencing crisis with basic needs, in an environment of compassion, dignity and respect. To learn more, visit www.capconway.org.

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit www.htcinc.net.

 

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Provides $5000 Donation to Horry County Fire & Rescue and Georgetown County Fire

In Support of National Fire Safety and Prevention Month, HTC Pledged $5 Per New HTC TV Max Subscription to Local Fire Departments During the Month of October

November 9, 2022, Conway, S.C., – HTC, the area’s largest fiber internet provider, recently donated approximately $5,000 to local fire departments, $2,500 to Horry County Fire and Rescue and Georgetown Fire.

The donation was the result of the Cooperative’s pledge of $5 per new HTC TV Max subscription generated during the month of October, which is recognized as National Fire Safety and Prevention Month. These donations were made as part of HTC’s ongoing “Helping The Community” efforts.

“We appreciate the hard, life-saving work our area fire departments do for Horry and Georgetown Counties and we are honored to be able to give back to these local heroes,” said Sandy Hendrick, HTC Marketing Supervisor. “This donation is yet another reflection of HTC’s ongoing mission and ‘Helping The Community’ efforts. We are thankful for our Cooperative members, who signed up for HTC TV Max during October, for helping to make this donation possible.”

Horry County Fire Rescue is a combination career-volunteer organization which provides fire suppression, emergency medical services and response to all hazards in the unincorporated areas of Horry County. To learn more about Horry County Fire Rescue, visit http://www.horrycountyfirerescue.com.

Georgetown County Fire is an organization committed to providing life safety and property conservation through fire protection and prevention. To learn more about Georgetown County Fire, visit https://www.georgetowncountyfireems.com.

   

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit www.htcinc.net.

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC CEO Mike Hagg Receives Order Of The Palmetto From South Carolina Governor’s Office

Mike Hagg and members of Executive StaffRecognition Given To Hagg is the Highest Civilian Honor Presented to State Citizens

October 21, 2022, Conway, S.C. – HTC CEO Mike Hagg was recently recognized with the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor in the state of South Carolina. Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette presented the honor, recognizing Hagg for his 28 years of service to HTC, his contributions to the state, as well as the telecommunications industry and his community service efforts.

“It is an honor to be able to bestow this award to Mr. Hagg, who has made such a mark in the community and the telecommunications industry, on behalf of Governor McMaster,” said Pamela Evette, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor. “Mike is the epitome of what makes South Carolina so special, as his goal has been to do more to make this community better.”

Hagg joined HTC in 1994 and was named HTC’s CEO in 2010. He has held many different roles throughout his career and has led the Cooperative through a tremendous growth phase. His leadership and vision were key to HTC being a leader in the state for improving broadband access for rural communities.

“Mike’s leadership will impact HTC and our region for years to come,” said Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Operating Officer. “He has been more than just a colleague, he has been a mentor. His dedication to the Cooperative, and to our communities, has been truly inspiring to watch and learn from.”

Hagg was both delighted and humbled by the honor.

“I’m humbled, honored and blessed. I have been fortunate to have been surrounded by a lot of great people throughout my life and career, including my family, my coworkers and folks in the community,” said Hagg. “As long as we don’t lose sight of why we’re here, to make our community a better place to live and raise our families, then we’ll be alright.”

In addition to his service to HTC, Hagg has dedicated time to serving on several committees and boards throughout the community including: Coastal Carolina University Educational Foundation; Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Authority; Myrtle Beach Sunrise Rotary Club; Northeast Strategic Alliance (NESA); Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; South Carolina Telecommunications Broadband Association; Rural Telecom Insurance Corporation; and Telcom Insurance Group.

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Partners With Horry County Schools For First Ever Middle School Football Bowl Games

October 20, 2022, Conway, S.C.- Today, HTC announced the Cooperative is partnering with Horry County Schools (HCS) to cap off the 2022 middle school football season with a full slate of “Bowl Games.”

All taking place on Tuesday, October 25, each Horry County Schools middle school football teams will play a team from the opposite division with a similar record. There will be a total of six bowl games played, including: the HTC Community Bowl; HTC Communications Bowl; HTC Internet Bowl; HTC Member Bowl; HTC Hometown Bowl; and HTC Connect Bowl.

HCS implemented the bowl games this year as a way to increase the level of competition, particularly for the last game of the season.

HCS Middle School Football HTC Bowl Game Schedule

  • Ten Oaks Middle vs. Aynor Middle at Aynor High – 6:00 PM
  • St. James Middle vs. Black Water Middle at Carolina Forest High – 6:00 PM
  • Socastee Middle vs. Conway Middle at Conway High – 7:30 PM
  • Forestbrook Middle vs. Whittemore Park at Conway High – 6:00 PM
  • Ocean Bay Middle vs. North Myrtle Beach Middle at North Myrtle Beach High – 6:00 PM
  • Myrtle Beach Middle vs. Loris Middle at Loris High – 6:00 PM

“We wanted to create more excitement for our middle school athletic programs,” said Jason Cox, Horry County Schools District Athletic Director. “HTC is an outstanding supporter of our student athletes and athletic departments throughout the district each year.  Community support is a vital part of our athletic programs and HTC has helped us provide the needed equipment to our student athletes through their continued support.  When I mentioned the middle school bowl games, HTC immediately wanted to be involved.  All of Horry County Schools appreciate their willingness to help support our athletic programs.” 

“We are more than thrilled to be able to partner with Horry County Schools for this athletic endeavor,” said Sandy Hendrick, HTC. “As a Cooperative, we feel a responsibility to help with not only academics for area schools, but also athletics. Taking part in this for all of Horry County’s middle school football teams, players and coaches is an honor and we wish everyone the best of luck in their Bowl Games.”

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as WiFi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security & Automation. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Participates in Utility Service Day as Part of Keep Conway Beautiful Efforts

HTC Employees Joined Other Area Utility Workers For Annual Clean Up Event

 October 10, 2022, Conway, S.C., – HTC, the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States, joined other area utility companies Thursday, October 6, 2022, to participate in the Keep Conway Beautiful Utility Service Day.

Utility Service Day is one of many community-focused events held by Keep Conway Beautiful in an effort to keep the city free of debris.

HTC employees gathered on Depot Road at Waccamaw River Park to pick up litter in an effort to keep it from going into the Waccamaw River. HTC, along with area utility companies, assisted the City of Conway in picking up approximately 555 pounds of trash. 

“I am proud to work with such a dedicated group of people,” said Nevada Mileur, City of Conway Litter Control Coordinator. “Having a hurricane the week before, I knew everyone had been working extra hours and long shifts so I didn’t anticipate that large of a group. I can’t thank everyone enough for volunteering their time to make Conway more beautiful.”

“HTC is honored to partner with the City of Conway and local utility companies to ‘Keep Conway beautiful’,” said Mike Hagg, HTC CEO. “Conway is more than just a place of business. For many employees, it is home. As a Cooperative, HTC prides itself on pitching in to help in any manner necessary.”

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit www.htcinc.net.

 

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Ready to Respond to Hurricane Ian Impacts

With Weather Threat, All HTC Retail Locations Will Be Closed Friday, September 30

 September 29, 2022, Conway, S.C.HTC is prepared for the impacts from Hurricane Ian and ready to respond, should outages occur due to storm-force winds and heavy rain.

 HTC is taking necessary measures to prepare for hurricane conditions by testing and fueling standby generators, inspecting network offices and equipment locations to prevent flooding, preparing fleet vehicles for deployment and other tasks associated with ensuring the safety of network equipment. HTC will be watching the storm as it moves into our service area and managing our emergency operations center to monitor the network for any alarms.

With the safety of HTC employees, members, and the community in mind, all retail branch locations will be closed Friday, September 30. With these closures, HTC encourages members to manage services and pay their bill via My Account. Other HTC resources available that will be operating under normal business hours include the Customer Contact Center, which can be reached via phone at 843-365-2154, and Residential Technical Support at 843-365-2186.

“HTC crews and employees are preparing for the storm and are committed to keeping members connected when it matters most,” said Mike Hagg, HTC CEO. “We urge everyone to have a family emergency plan in place in preparation for the possible impacts related to Hurricane Ian.”

Severe Weather Safety Tips

HTC wants members and area residents to be as prepared as possible. Here are some simple tips to minimize frustration and maximize safety in emergency situations:

  • Have a family communications plan in place. –Designate someone out of the area as a central contact, and make certain all family members know who to contact if they become separated.  Consider additional mobile phones for your family’s use.  If you want to add additional mobile phones to your wireless service, remember to do so before an emergency. 
  • Keep the lines open. –HTC strongly encourages subscribers to limit phone use during periods of severe weather.  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum and limit your calls to the most important ones.  Too many callers can jam telephone lines and overwhelm tower capacities.  Refrain from calling 911 unless it is a true emergency. 
  • Power outages can be a problem. –It is important to note that in a power outage situation, voice services provided via cable modems and fiber to the home technology have a limited battery backup life (typically up to 8 hours) to keep those phone lines working. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services rely on a modem plugged into an electrical source.  No electricity to your home means no phone service, particularly for cordless home telephones.  Telephone service served via the older copper-based network is powered via the network and not dependent on the same electrical supply as your home. 
  • Keep wireless batteries charged. –Have an alternate plan to recharge your battery in case of power outages (i.e. charging via your car charger, power banks or portable chargers to give you extra talk time).
  • Try text messaging. –Many times during an emergency such as a tropical storm or hurricane, text messaging will go through quicker than voice calls.  More importantly, text messaging helps free up the phone lines for emergency officials. 
  • Use call forwarding in evacuation. –Since call forwarding is based out of the telephone central office, you can forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an evacuation.  You will get incoming calls from your landline phone, even if your local telephone service is disrupted at your home. 
  • Dial 843-365-2186 for repair service. –If your service is disrupted, dial 843-365-2186 or 611 toll free from any HTC landline phone to request repair service.  Keep in mind that the loss of electrical power can sometimes result in the interruption of internet, telephone, and video service.  As soon as the primary power supply is returned to our equipment, your service will once again be fully active. You may also use your My Account App to report outages via your mobile device. 
  • Lightning can be dangerous. –Limit your phone use to emergency calls only during inclement weather.  Lightning can travel through phone lines resulting in severe injuries to anyone on that line. 

For more information, visit www.htcinc.net/severe-weather.

 

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC Celebrates New School Year Through Donations to Area First Steps Organizations and Spirit Rocks

In Celebration of Students Returning for the 2022-23 School Year, HTC has Spirit Rocks Painted for Area Schools and Makes Substantial Donations

September 7, 2022, Conway, S.C., – HTC, the area’s largest fiber Internet provider, used the month of August to pledge $5 per new HTC TV Max subscription generated during the month, along with employee donations, to give back to local First Steps organizations in Horry, Georgetown and Marion Counties in celebration of students returning for the 2022-23 school year. These donations are a part of HTC’s ongoing “Helping The Community” efforts.

HTC employees donated $1,500 to Horry County First Steps during the month of August. The money comes directly out of the Jean Day fund, which is an initiative HTC started that allows its employees to wear jeans every Friday in return for a small annual charitable contribution. Jean Day funds are given back to the local community throughout the year in the form of charitable donations.

In addition, similar to previous community donation efforts, the Cooperative pledged to donate $5 for every new HTC TV Max subscription during the month of August to Georgetown and Marion First Steps programs. The pledge brought a total of $1500 per First Steps branch.

First Steps is a non-profit organization with the mission of being able to bridge the gap on student’s preparedness for success in elementary school. With the belief that parents are a child’s best teacher, First Steps partners with families to provide resources to support the success of children from birth through age five.

In addition, the Cooperative celebrated education and welcomed students and teachers back to school. By partnering with area artist Linsey Antol of Southern Swirls, the Cooperative had local elementary and middle school spirit rocks painted HTC blue to welcome students on their first day back. HTC was able to celebrate our area students by having 10 elementary and middle school spirit rocks throughout Horry County customized to each particular school with a welcome back message.

“HTC is committed to partnering with our local community to support area youth in their education,” said Mike Hagg, HTC CEO. “We are thankful for the generous contribution made by our employees and cooperative members who sign up for HTC TV Max that reflects our ongoing mission to better our community by investing in area youth.”

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit www.htcinc.net.

To learn more about First Steps, visit www.hcfirststeps.org (Horry County), www.marionfirststeps.org (Marion County), and www.georgetowncountyfirststeps.org (Georgetown County).

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

HTC CEO Mike Hagg Announces Retirement After 28 Years With Cooperative

Members of the Leadership Team (L to R:) Von Todd, John Anderson, Executive Assistant Carol Cox, CEO Mike Hagg, Wendy McCrackin and Carlton Lewis 

Chief Operating Officer Carlton Lewis Will Assume Role of CEO

August 16, 2022, Conway, S.C. – HTC has announced long-time Chief Executive Officer Mike Hagg will be retiring before the end of 2022. Hagg’s retirement comes after nearly three decades of service with HTC.

Hagg joined HTC in 1994 and was named CEO in 2010. Prior to assuming this role, he served in several different positions and departments, including Chief Operating Officer. In total, Hagg has approximately 40 years of telecommunications experience.

“Mike has been a dedicated and talented leader of HTC during his 28 years of service,” said Charles Whaley, president of the HTC Board of Directors.  “His leadership ability and overall work ethic is evident to those who have worked with him.  We, as a cooperative, have been very fortunate to have Mike shepherd us through such a tremendous growth phase and are very appreciative of his dedication and commitment to HTC. “

In addition to his work with the Cooperative, Hagg also spent countless hours serving on numerous committees and boards throughout the community, including: Coastal Carolina University Educational Foundation; Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Authority; Myrtle Beach Sunrise Rotary Club; Northeast Strategic Alliance (NESA); Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; South Carolina Telecommunications Broadband Association; Rural Telecom Insurance Corporation; and Telcom Insurance Group.

“I am very thankful for my time at HTC and will remember it fondly as I move to the next chapter of my life,” said Hagg. “As I leave, I am confident HTC is in a position to not only be a leader when it comes to the telecommunications space, but also when it comes to helping our communities grow and prosper. I’m thankful to each and every HTC member, employee and partner for allowing me to serve such a great organization over the last 28 years.”

Chief Operating Officer Carlton Lewis has been selected by the HTC Board of Directors to be the next CEO of the Cooperative. An Aynor native, Lewis is a 24-year employee of HTC and previously served as Chief Financial Officer for eight years.

“We have great confidence in Carlton’s leadership,” continued Whaley. “His talent and interpersonal qualities, as well as his experience and knowledge of the telecommunications industry will allow for a seamless transition. His vision will set the stage for what we believe will be continued growth and prosperity for HTC.”

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as WiFi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security & Automation. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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HTC to Provide Donation to First Steps of Horry, Georgetown and Marion Counties

In Celebration of Students Returning for the 2022-23 School Year, HTC Commits Pledges $5 Per New HTC TV Max Subscription During the Month of August

 August 9, 2022, Conway, S.C., – HTC, the area’s largest fiber Internet provider, is partnering with Cooperative employees to donate to local First Steps organizations in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties in celebration of students returning for the 2022-23 school year. These donations are a part of HTC’s ongoing “Helping The Community” efforts.

During the month of August, HTC employees will donate $1,500 to Horry County First Steps. The money comes directly out of the Jean Day fund, which is an initiative HTC started that allows its employees to wear jeans every Friday in return for a small annual charitable contribution. Jean Day funds are given back to the local community throughout the year in the form of charitable donations.

In addition, similar to previous community donation efforts, the Cooperative has pledged to donate $5 for every new HTC TV Max subscription during the month of August to Georgetown and Marion First Steps programs.

First Steps is a non-profit organization with the mission of being able to bridge the gap on student’s preparedness for success in elementary school. With the belief that parents are a child’s best teacher, First Steps partners with families to provide resources to support the success of children from birth through age five.

“HTC is committed to partnering with our local community to support area youth in their education,” said Mike Hagg, HTC CEO. “We are thankful for the generous contribution made by our employees and cooperative members who sign up for HTC TV Max that reflects our ongoing mission to better our community by investing in area youth.”

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit www.htcinc.net.

To learn more about First Steps, visit www.hcfirststeps.org (Horry County), www.marionfirststeps.org (Marion County), and www.georgetowncountyfirststeps.org (Georgetown County).

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit www.htcinc.net. For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.

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