HARGRAY INTRODUCES “HEROES AT HARGRAY”
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — July 8, 2013 —Hargray today announced a new employment program designed to assist military veterans
with their transition into the civilian workforce following the end of their military service. The program, called Heroes at Hargray, provides transitioning military personnel with hands-on vocational training through paid internships of up to one year.
“We are very excited to offer a program focused on creating job opportunities for military veterans who have sacrificed so much for our
country,” said Michael Gottdenker, Hargray’s Chairman & CEO. “Our hope is that this will be one of many such programs introduced throughout our region.”
Heroes at Hargray officially launches on July 8th, when four interns will begin working in Hargray’s Installation & Repair group. These interns will take part in a comprehensive training program
where they will learn to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment on each of Hargray’s platforms.
“The goal of the program is to provide an experience that positions these individuals to gain full-time employment, whether at Hargray or another employer,” said Chris McCorkendale, Hargray’s Vice President of Operations and Engineering and himself a retired Army officer. “I know firsthand that it can be difficult to transition from military to civilian life, and am thrilled to be a part of a program that can ease
that transition for fellow military service people.”
Hargray plans to expand the program with additional interns and other departments in the future.
Hargray provides Internet, television, and communications services in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Chatham County, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.
HARGRAY ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF CHARLESTON ABC AFFILIATE TO CHANNEL LINE-UP
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — February 26, 2013 — Beaufort County-based triple-play provider Hargray Communications announced today that it would be adding Charleston-based ABC broadcast
affiliate WCIV-TV to its channel line-up in Standard Definition on Channel 115 and in High Definition on Channel 419 beginning March 1st.
“We are very happy to bring Charleston’s ABC affiliate to our channel line-up, and with it, additional South Carolina-related coverage to our customers,” said Andrew Rein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hargray. “This has been a high priority for us, especially since our acquisition of Charter’s Beaufort system, and we are grateful WCIV chose to work with us to make this happen for a reasonable fee. This arrangement ensures we can continue to provide the content our customers’ desire while being mindful of the ever increasing cost of programming.”
“We are delighted to be back on the Hargray system,” said Suzanne McNay Teagle, President and General Manager of WCIV-TV. “It is a great community service that Hargray is providing to its South Carolina residents, and we are honored to be chosen to provide up to the moment South Carolina news, weather and sports.”
Hargray is a triple-play provider offering Internet, television, communications, and IT managed services in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Chatham County, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.
About WCIV-TV | ABC News 4
WCIV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Lowcountry area of South Carolina licensed to Charleston. We are owned by the Allbritton Communications Company and located on Allbritton Boulevard along US 17/US 701 (Johnnie Dodds Boulevard) in Mount Pleasant. Syndicated programming on WCIV includes: Entertainment Tonight, The Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, and The Rachael Ray Show.
HARGRAY WIRES THE RBC HERITAGE FOR SUCCESS
For Additional Coverage, visit the Island Packet and WTOC HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC— April 12, 2013 — When the RBC Heritage tees off at Hilton Head’s Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18th, it will mark the tournament’s 45th year in existence. It will also mark the 45th year of Hargray’s involvement as a sponsor and partner of the tournament.“We are a local company and as such we think of this as our tournament, too,” said Andrew Rein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hargray. “We are uniquely positioned and qualified to do this absolutely essential part of the RBC Heritage, and we love doing our part to showcase Hilton Head to the world.”In 1969, when the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were walking the fairways in the inaugural Heritage Classic, Hargray was providing the tournament with a handful of telephone lines. This year, tournament staff, vendors and media partners will be supported by Hargray High Speed Internet capable of transmitting up to 20 million bits of data per second.To provide the tournament with the range of services required, it takes a handful of dedicated Hargray employees approximately 1,200 hours of labor over the course of six weeks.“If you consider the tournament infrastructure, from operations trailers to merchandise tents to the CBS command center, a small town, Hargray technicians have a little over a month to wire that entire town for voice and High Speed Internet,” said Gwynne Lastinger, Director of Operations for Hargray.
Hargray is a triple-play provider offering Internet, television, and communications services in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Chatham County, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.
HARGRAY PROVIDING FIBER TO CELL TOWERS FOR THREE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARRIERS
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — January 24, 2013 — Hargray announced recently that they have recently completed fiber builds to 32 cellular towers in Beaufort County, bringing the total to more than 100
sites for three carriers to date. In addition, Hargray expects to add more sites and more carriers in 2013.
Since 2010, Hargray has worked with some of the world’s largest wireless carriers as they migrate to a 4G infrastructure, providing a pure fiber based wide area network (WAN) to cellular towers throughout
the Hargray service area in South Carolina and Georgia.
“The three largest wireless carriers made the decision to connect their cell sites to fiber to bring 4G to area residents and the more than 2 million annual visitors to the region,” said Andrew Rein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hargray. “In order to achieve this, these companies turned to Hargray.”
With a team of dedicated experts and the only network with three physically diverse paths connecting Hilton Head Island with the mainland, Hargray provides unmatched service and reliability. Bringing
fiber to cellular towers requires careful engineering design, underground construction to pull fiber, complex installation activities to connect, and the finest in network maintenance expertise and equipment. Hargray delivers all this to these carriers.
Hargray is an integrated triple-play provider offering Internet, television, and communications services in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Chatham County, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.