Home Communications, Inc. has been named a Smart Rural Community (SRC) and Gig Certified Provider by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. SRC is a national network of communities powered by innovative rural broadband providers that are building a brighter future for small-town America. The program promotes rural broadband and its role in supporting innovative economic development, effective education, efficient energy distribution, and use, state-of-the-art health care, and other important issues for rural America.
In order to receive recognition as a SRC and Gig Certified provider, HCI was required to affirm that it offers Gigabit broadband service to 95% of their exchanges and that it is committed to program principles of collaboration and innovation. As a result of HCI’s national recognition, they will now be celebrated as a Smart Rural Community and Gig Certified Provider in program materials and online at www.smartruralcommunity.com, joining a national network of similarly innovative communities.
NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield also recognized HCI for this achievement, noting, “We are so excited to welcome another Smart Rural Community and Gig Certified Provider into this growing network of innovative broadband providers delivering the Internet’s fastest speeds in some of the most remote and rural communities of our country. I applaud HCI for their commitment to enabling cutting-edge technologies that drive innovation and promote economic development in their region and nationwide.”