For Immediate Release (4/30/14)

Wabasha, MN Approximately 350 residents of the Wabasha, Kellogg and Reads Landing communities joined almost 30 staff members from Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. at an event held Monday April 7th at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School.  The causes for celebration were simple.  To commemorate 10 years proudly serving the telecommunications needs of Wabasha, and to announce the addition of Kellogg to the HBC family of serviceable communities.

Food vendors including Eagles Nest Coffee House, Flour Mill Pizzeria, Olde Triangle Pub, Riverboat Lanes, Silver Star Saloon, Slippery’s and Town and Country Cafe were on hand to provide delicious goodies, while HBC customers, both new and existing, had the opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors, ask questions and pre-sign up for services in the new areas.

“It was really exciting to see the towns of Wabasha, Kellogg and Reads Landing come together and celebrate the past 10 years and share the excitement of the future of HBC!” Said Jill Cordes, a member of the HBC sales team.

Lucky attendees Jay Jewston & family and Mary Kontzelmann were all smiles as their names were drawn for prizes including a cordless land line phone and a 40” HDTV.  HBC hopes to begin construction of the Kellogg network this spring.

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Hiawatha Broadband Communications Inc. (HBC) is a southeastern Minnesota telecommunications service provider. The company delivers Video, Internet and Phone services to a customer base that numbers more than 12,000.

HBC’s roots are in a non-profit project begun in 1993, called Luminet.  Luminet connected Winona education, healthcare and government institutions to extend the reach of teaching and learning. In 1997, the success of Luminet led to the formation of Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. Today, HBC operates in 17 communities with 40 percent of its stock owned by non-profit entities.

For additional information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Dave Adcock at (507) 474-5850 or dadcock@exchange.hbci.com.