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HBC Acquires Riverland Communications’ Wireless Internet Operations

Winona, MN – Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) of Winona, Minnesota has announced it has acquired the wireless Internet operations of Alma, Wisconsin-based, Riverland Communications.

The agreement was completed Friday, December 23, 2016 with HBC to begin serving Riverland Communications wireless Internet customers immediately with technical and service support.

“We are very excited to serve our new customers,” said HBC President and CEO Dan Pecarina.  “We are working to make the transition to HBC as seamless as possible. The HBC Team is in the process of transitioning Riverland’s current equipment to the enhanced capabilities of HBC Air service which will provide customers with much faster speed offerings resulting in an enjoyable broadband experience.”

Former Riverland wireless Internet customers will be offered speed increases from a current maximum of 6 Mbps to up to 40 Mbps following equipment upgrades.

Pecarina added that Riverland customers will not need to do anything to continue receiving their service and that HBC will be mailing additional information soon regarding the change.

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 local employees supporting, retail, wholesale, construction, business consulting, and Wizards Technical Support divisions in over 17 communities.

 

 

 

HBC to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Cannon Falls

For Immediate Release (8/12/2016)

Cannon Falls, MN – Hiawatha Broadcast Communications, Inc. (HBC) has announced plans to bring high-speed broadband services to Cannon Falls.

HBC currently has a fiber-optic network in Cannon Falls and currently serves a number of businesses with high speed date. The company also has a data center located in the city, and last year, Cannon Falls became a major node on HBC’s fiber ring in southern Minnesota.

HBC president and CEO, Dan Pecarina, said “HBC has prepared to serve Cannon Falls for the past two years. Our Cannon Falls data center is now on our protected fiber optic ring. This will provide extremely reliable services to the homes and businesses including the fastest Internet, crystal clear Video and feature rich telephone.”

HBC will bring symmetrical Gigabit data services and telephone service to every home and business in Cannon Falls. In addition, HBC has applied for a cable franchise agreement and hope to receive approval to bring high quality TV and video services to residents.

“HBC is currently looking for office space in Cannon Falls to be used to provide local customer care and technical installation and support,” Pecarina said. “And as always, HBC expects to be a local business providing employment and being a great community partner.”

 

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.

 

To schedule an interview, please contact David Dicke at ddicke@hbci.com or at (507) 474-5884.

 

HBC Fence Part of Community Art Project

Winona, MN – The fence surrounding the Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) facility is now part of an ongoing community art project with a communication theme.

062816-mural-dedicationThe project features painted murals depicting “The History of Communication” hung on the fence along Main Street in Winona, leading to Levee Park. The first of the mural panels were hung and dedicated during a ceremony June 29.

The project had been in the works for many years, originating with a conversation between then HBC CEO Gary Evans and the River Arts Alliance.

So far five panels have been completed with each showing the evolution of how people communicated. The panels were painted by local community members during an event last spring. A second series of mural panels will be created at an upcoming community art day.

For the project, HBC erected a new fence from which to hang the artwork, and purchased the aluminum framing for the mural panels. A river-themed sculpture accompanies the murals. The sculpture elements were hand-crafted from canoe and kayak scraps donated by Wenonah Canoe. Fastenal donated the hardware that holds the artwork to the fence, and the mural frames were fabricated by Winona Welding.

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 17 communities. 

For additional information, please contact David Dicke at ddicke@hbci.com or at (507) 474-5884.