For Immediate Release (8/09/16)

Winona, MN – Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) has once again earned the distinction of being named a Top 100 Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Company by Broadband Communities Magazine.


HBC President/CEO Dan Pecarina with the 2016 Top 100 FTTH Award.

This is the eighth straight year HBC has been recognized by the publication for its fiber-optic network implementation. The announcement was made in the July online edition of Broadband Communities which is published by Broadband Properties, LLC.

“It is always nice to be recognized as a leader in this technology,” said HBC President and CEO Dan Pecarina. “HBC strives to bring the best services to its communities and fiber-optics make that possible. We work very hard to make sure our customers have an amazing broadband experience.”

HBC delivers services to small towns and cities across southeastern Minnesota, operating both hybrid fiber-coax and FTTH networks. One of HBC’s communities, Red Wing, was selected as a US Ignite city based on HBC’s gigabit network. HBC is also the operator of the RS Fiber Cooperative gigabit FTTH project currently under construction in Renville and Sibley counties in Minnesota. HBC also provides wireless broadband in rural areas and offers fiber-optic transport network services.

HBC provides Internet, Video, and Telephone services over 20 communities. In addition, HBC offers wholesale, construction, business consulting, and technical support services.

HBC began operations in 1993 as the non-profit project “Luminet”℠ which connected Winona’s education, healthcare, and government institutions as a way to extend the reach of teaching and learning. HBC was formed in 1997 with 40 percent of its stock owned by non-profit entities.

About us: Headquartered in Winona, MN, 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 Wizards Technical Support divisions in over 20 communities.


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