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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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Save Up to $30 On Your Internet Bill With the ACP

Did you know there’s a discount that you may be eligible for, but are not yet taking advantage of? It’s called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), and it’s a federal program that provides a temporary monthly discount of up to $30 on internet bills of eligible households enrolled in the program.

Eligibility criteria range from where children in your home go to school, whether someone in your home received a Pell Grant this year, income levels, and more.

You can learn more about this program and begin your enrollment process by visiting www.htcinc.net/broadbandbenefit or by logging in to your HTC My Account, then clicking the “Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program” button.

Life Connections is on the Way

The Winter 2022 edition of our Members-only magazine, Life Connections, will be hitting mailboxes by early December. A retro-themed edition, it is filled with information pertinent to you, our HTC Members. This issue includes an awesome holiday gift guide, how HTC is expanding its fiber footprint, a snapshot of holiday happenings in our area and so much more! Just another great benefit of HTC membership!

HTC Supports Meals on Wheels

Throughout the year, HTC employees have made donations to various charities as part of the Cooperative’s ‘Helping The Community’ initiative, monies donated coming from the Jeans Day Fund. During the month of November, $1,500 was donated to Meals On Wheels of Horry and Georgetown Counties. The entire donation will go towards furthering our senior meal program and administrative needs.  You can learn more about Meals On Wheels by visiting https://mowhc.org/.