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Technology and telecommunications are constantly changing, and we at HCTC work to meet these changes and the challenges they bring head-on. For the latest on business developments, personnel changes, technology upgrades, service promotions, product rollouts and other important information, click on the links below or check out our current news releases and newsletters.

 

Reward Offer: Scam Alert

March 21, 2019


HCTC is aware that some members may have recently received notification of a reward offer appearing to come from HCTC. Please note that this advertisement is not from HCTC. Such…

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Spring, a Time for Renewal and Continued Growth

March 20, 2019


By the time you receive this magazine, our winter should be behind us, and signs of spring will abound. Everyone with your cooperative wishes that all is well with you…

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Cook Succeeds Link

March 19, 2019


The board of directors has appointed R. Craig Cook to fill the position of CEO. Current CEO Alan Link announced his resignation in October 2018. Cook, HCTC’s chief operations officer,…

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Lock it down

February 20, 2019


Keep your data safe Once, all you had to worry about in terms of digital security was making sure your antivirus software was up to date. Now, with the host…

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Service for all generations

February 11, 2019


One thing that’s great about our business is how our network can have a positive impact on so many people. Broadband benefits everyone from children to seniors even if they…

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 20, 2018


It has occurred to me that the calendar places our Thanksgiving holiday at just the right point to allow us to pause a bit to reflect and focus upon the…

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Sharing the Digital Word

October 4, 2018


For churches in rural communities, spreading the word can be a challenge. Often, pastors rely on personal relationships and word of mouth to reach new parishioners and grow their congregations….

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Gig Certified

September 27, 2018


HCTC receives national recognition as Certified Gig-Capable Provider Because of HCTC’s commitment to building a world-class broadband network, residents and businesses of Comfort, Texas have access to gigabit internet speeds…

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Cooperatives Carry a Remarkable Legacy

September 27, 2018


Imagine the headlines if this happened today — a group of rural Texas residents raise money to build their own internet network because corporate internet providers determined their area didn’t…

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Internet Connected Devices: Are You Well Connected?

July 11, 2018


Stop and count with me for a moment. How many internet-connected devices do you have in your home? For many of us, smartphones and computers are the first internet-connected devices…

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Tech-spertise: HCTC Technology Expert

May 24, 2018


Keeping up with the latest in technology can be frustrating. Luckily, HCTC has Systems Administrator Kris LeMeilleur to help figure all that out. “Primarily, I help our employees with their…

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Counting on Small Businesses

May 24, 2018


Have you ever thought about what our community would be like without small businesses? For starters, half of us would be out of work because small businesses employ 48 percent…

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Keeping Our Part of the ‘Net’ Neutral

April 12, 2018


It’s very rare that telecommunications policy grabs headlines, dominates social media feeds, and leads the news broadcasts. But that’s exactly what we saw after the FCC’s decision on net neutrality….

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At Your Service

March 3, 2018


HCTC’s Technology Solutions does it all Computer, network and Wi-Fi issues can plague even the most tech savvy among us, but HCTC’s Technology Solutions can help. And, you don’t have to…

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A Future With Fiber

February 28, 2018


Enhancing lives with fiber optic technology High-speed internet has the power to shape lives because fast, reliable broadband can provide entertainment, generate jobs, educate students and far more. HCTC continues…

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Linda Reagor Elected to HCTC Board of Directors

October 16, 2017


Linda Reagor, right, is the new director for District 9, the Frio Canyon Exchange. She is taking the place of T. H. “Rocky” Rocchio, left, who retired after 12 years…

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HCTC Releases Hunt Fiber and Is Ready For Customers

October 2, 2017


Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (HCTC) recently released the fiber network in the Hunt exchange for service to customers. By upgrading the old copper network to new, state-of-the-art fiber technology, customers…

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HCTC Annual Meeting Is Monday

September 28, 2017


The HCTC Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017. Hill Country Telephone Cooperative members are invited to attend. The doors open at 6:30 pm with dinner being served…

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Medina Fiber-To-The-Business Project Complete

September 27, 2017


HCTC recently completed a fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) project in Medina. Customers along the main business corridors in Medina are now able to receive high-speed broadband services via newly installed fiber optic…

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Computers Suffer From Heat Stress Too

September 25, 2017


We all know that the Texas heat can sometimes become too much to handle, leaving us unmotivated to get any work done. Unless of course, the work involves sitting in…

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HCTC Announces Fiber Network Ready in Comfort

September 14, 2017


Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (HCTC) announces that the fiber network is ready to serve customers in most areas within the city limits of Comfort, Texas. Several years ago, HCTC started…

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Comfort Open House Draws a Crowd

September 14, 2017


Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (HCTC) recently held an open house at the new Comfort Office at 712 Front Street in Comfort, Texas. The event drew a crowd of 300 people…

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