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NEWS: FTC Named Innovation Award Winner


KINGSTREE, Nov. 19 – FTC has been named one of six 2015 Calix Innovation Award winners as announced by Calix Inc. – one of the world’s leader in gigabit fiber deployments. FTC received the Innovation in Partnering for Business Efficiency for its partnership with Horry Telephone Cooperative Inc. (HTC).

Each year, the Calix Innovation Awards recognize service providers from the Calix customer base that have demonstrated excellence in leveraging the Calix Unified Access portfolio and Compass suite of software applications. Calix selects winners that deliver new revenue generating services, show commitment to their local communities and bring about overall business transformation within the past year.

FTC is one of six telecommunication cooperatives to win a Calix Innovation award. The five other award winners included national and international brands, which provide coverage in the following areas: Arizona, Illinois, Idaho, South Carolina, Spain and Wyoming.

“This is a great honor to receive national recognition for our efforts to reduce costs while providing our customers the best service possible,” said Chip Chase, FTC public relations director. “At FTC, we are continuously looking to be on the cutting edge of the telecommunication industry.”

About FTC

Founded in 1951, Farmers Telephone Cooperative Inc. is a local, multifaceted telecommunications company headquartered in Kingstree, S.C. serving more than 60,000 customers within a coverage area of 3,000 square miles; FTC provides cutting-edge technology to businesses and residents in Williamsburg, Lee, Sumter, Clarendon and lower Florence counties in South Carolina. A veteran in the telephone industry, FTC is the second largest telephone cooperative in the United States. FTC has evolved into a state-of-the-art organization offering local, long-distance, security systems and monitoring, video, digital wireless and high-speed Internet services. Customers can choose from a wide array of products and services at any of the company’s eight full-service business offices.