HickoryTech (ticker: HTCO, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
HickoryTech's Enventis Sector Receives Cisco Award
Enventis Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Enterprise
Select and Key Segments in 2006
MANKATO, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2007--HickoryTech Corp.
(Nasdaq:HTCO) today announces its Enventis Sector, located in
Plymouth, Minn., was recognized by Cisco Systems, Inc. for Outstanding
Performance in Enterprise Select and Key Segments in 2006. The award
from this global leader in Internet networking recognizes Enventis as
a distinguished partner for outstanding sales and technical expertise.
It was presented at the Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas in early
"We are very honored to receive this recognition for excellence,"
said John Morton, president of HickoryTech Business Solutions. "This
award from Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, confirms the
ability of Enventis to deliver competitive solutions coupled with the
highest quality equipment and technical support to our enterprise
Cisco is recognizing Enventis' ability to support enterprise
customers of all sizes through this award. The Enterprise Select
category includes accounts with more than 1,500 employees and is the
fastest growing portion of the Cisco Enterprise marketplace. The Key
Segment category is the top commercial accounts with less than 1,500
Enventis, a Cisco partner since 1999 and a Cisco Gold Certified
Partner since 2002, has consistently earned high ratings and positive
feedback on Cisco's customer satisfaction surveys. Enventis
specializes in delivering integrated communication solutions for
businesses of all sizes from enterprise multi-office organizations to
small and medium-sized businesses. In addition to network integration,
Enventis provides telecommunication services including voice,
Internet, data and transport services over its statewide fiber
network. Enventis provides service within the Twin Cities metro area
and across the upper Midwest. For more information, visit
HickoryTech provides business communications services in southern
Minnesota, including Cisco Gold Certified Partner services.
HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ:HTCO), headquartered in Mankato,
Minn., offers integrated communication products and services to
business and residential customers over a regional fiber network. The
company is in its 110th year of operation and has approximately 400
employees. The Telecom Sector, with facilities-based operations in
Minnesota and Iowa, offers local voice, long distance, high-speed
Internet, Digital TV, and IP networking services to residential and
business customers. In addition, the Telecom Sector develops telecom
and carrier access billing solutions and customer management systems.
The Enventis Sector provides IP-based voice, data and network
solutions to businesses across a five-state region. For more
information, visit www.hickorytech.com.