For Immediate Release (4/23/15)

Winona, MN – Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) today announced Dave Dicke will assume the role of Public Relations Specialist effective May 1, 2015.

Dicke joined HBC in 2004 as an account executive. He has served as HBC 25 news director since 2006, most recently hosting the weekly news magazine program “Community Connection.”  As public relations specialist, Dicke will be responsible for implementing new media and social networking strategies as well as enhancing community and business relationships within the HBC service area.

HBC CEO Dan Pecarina said, “Dave has a great service history in local HBC communities.  We are excited to use his experience and skill sets in a new way to even further enhance the experience of all HBC customers.  I look forward to having Dave lead us in this area.”

“I’m excited for this new opportunity to grow with HBC,” said Dicke.  “While I tremendously enjoyed my experience in the news room, I look at this new role as an extension of that position with an added opportunity to make a greater impact in enhancing the HBC experience for customers in our many communities.”

Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) delivers cutting edge telecommunications services to communities in southeastern Minnesota. Founded in 1997, HBC builds and operates hybrid fiber and Fiber-To-The-Home networks as well as providing wireless broadband in rural areas. The company offers a video service selection of more than 300 channels (including approximately 100 in high-definition), digital music, pay-per-view and extensive local programming produced by HBC Studios. The company has over 110 employees supporting, retail, wholesale, construction, business consulting and Wizard support divisions in over 17 communities.


For additional information, or to schedule an interview, please contact David Dicke at or (507) 474-5884.