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HTC reconnects members after Hurricane Dorian

Horry County, SC – HTC crews have been working with other local utility companies and emergency management officials in Horry and Georgetown Counties to restore service to its members as quickly as possible after Hurricane Dorian.  We are happy to report that as of 3:00 p.m. all known network outages have been repaired.

If you are an HTC member and still experiencing a service outage, please report it by dialing 611 toll free from any HTC exchange or 843-365-2186. 

All HTC retail and office locations are now open, and all HTC offices are equipped as Wi-Fi hotspots.  Any local resident can stop by one of the seven HTC office locations to access free wireless internet and battery charging options for handheld devices. 

For more information, contact Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing, at 843-369-8559 or 843-902-3727. 


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AT&T providing relief to customers affected by Hurricane Dorian

HTC wireless partner AT&T knows how crucial communications are during this time and wants to help lessen the burden on customers so we can take care of what matters most – helping friends and families.

With Hurricane Dorian approaching, AT&T will waive overage charges on mobile services, giving unlimited talk, text and data for AT&T wireless and AT&T PREPAID customers in affected areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina from September 2 to September 8.

AT&T is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and will continue to provide updates as needed.

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HTC Establishes STEM Camp and Local Scholarships

Students from MCC LIT participated in a computer coding class as part of the HTC Summer STEM Camp. Pictured left to right: Wesley Carmichael, Messiah Brooks, Kareill Tessano, Mikyran Long, Zahvon Green, Aulani White, and Coach Ja’Net Wade.

Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) is proud to announce a partnership with Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) to fund a summer STEM camp for area youth and scholarships for local public high school seniors.

The HTC STEM Summer Camp was created to expose young students to the world of STEM and the education and career opportunities available to them in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The donation allowed for over 200 children from the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand, the Mary C. Canty Life-Long Impacted Teens (MCC LIT), the James R. Frazier Recreation Center in Bucksport, and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Conway to attend the camp for free. HGTC professors lead the camp in areas of computer coding, coding with robotics, digital photography, virtual reality, YouTube, food science, and social media. HTC plans to offer the HTC STEM Summer Camp again in the summer of 2020.

Students from MCC LIT enjoyed a digital photography class as part of the HTC Summer STEM Camp. Pictured left to right: Antoinette Brockington, Ashanti Crawford, Jada Green, Kaylee Brown, Briana White, Aj Eacholes, Ne’veah Brooks.

“HTC is pleased to partner with Horry-Georgetown Technical College and our local community partners to encourage our youth to explore the world of STEM and provide scholarship opportunities for standout high school seniors,” said HTC CEO Mike Hagg. 

For students at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand, this year’s camp was eye-opening and rewarding.

“The HTC STEM Summer Camp gave our teens at the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand opportunities to explore the worlds of technology and science in hands-on ways they haven’t experienced,” said Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand CEO Dione Buonto. “Our collaboration with HGTC and HTC will inspire our youth as they continue on their educational journeys!”

Ja’Net Wade, recreation youth coordinator at the City of Myrtle Beach, agrees.

“We really enjoyed all of our STEM classes,” she said. “The hands-on, in-class experience has helped us get an in-depth understanding of the subjects and a preview of what college will be like. All of the professors were amazing as we learned so much from them!”

The HTC Cooperative Spirit Scholarship will fund 13 $1,000 scholarships each year for the next five years for one graduating senior from each public high school in Horry and Georgetown counties.

“This generous commitment from HTC will allow us to expose our talented area youth to the educational and career opportunities available to them through HGTC, and to do so at an early age,” said HGTC president Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore. “The scholarships will make these opportunities a reality for high school students across Horry and Georgetown counties.”

MCC LIT students Jada Green and Aulani White during the HTC Summer STEM Camp’s social media and YouTube class.
Messiah Brooks of MCC LIT explores the world of virtual reality at the HTC Summer STEM Camp.

Don’t forget to attend the HTC Annual Meeting

The HTC Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching. This year’s event will be Aug. 13 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University.

There will be entertainment, displays and plenty of fun for everyone in attendance, as well as the traditional two $2 bills for members.

The festivities kick off with registration at 4 p.m., followed by entertainment at 4:15 p.m. This year’s band is POP 101, a Coastal Carolina University student ensemble that will present a salute to The Grand Ole Opry.

The business meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Don’t miss a great time to come out and celebrate another year with your neighbors at HTC.


Tune in to all your favorite ACC sports

Big news for Atlantic Coast Conference fans just in time for football season.

HTC  Digital Cable subscribers will be able to enjoy the ACC Network beginning Aug. 22, the day of its launch.

When the network launches, you will be able to find it on channels 867 (HD) and 67 (SD). The alternate network, which shows additional games if they’re being played, is available on 68.

Clemson and Georgia Tech will play the first live game on the ACC Network at 8 p.m., Aug. 29.

To sign up, call 843-365-2154. 

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