Photo Release -- GVTC First to Deliver Internet Gigabit Speeds to San Antonio Area

SMITHSON VALLEY, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GVTC residential and business customers now have access to among the fastest Internet speeds available in the United States. The Hill Country based communications provider has unleashed 1 gigabit Internet speeds to customers connected to its fiber network.

Map showing location of GVTC GigaRegion partner cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales.

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GVTC's giga footprint involves 2,200 miles of fiber optics across a 2,000 square mile area, which includes parts of Far North San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and the Gonzales, TX area. The GVTC is among the first to deliver gigabit speeds across such a vast region.

Currently, more than 40,000 rooftops are connected to GVTC's fiber network. The company is in the process of expanding fiber to an additional 2,600 homes in select residential neighborhoods.

GVTC revealed it would launch gigabit speeds to its service area during the announcement of the GVTC GigaRegion™, on June 18, 2014. The GVTC GigaRegion™ is a unique private-public partnership among GVTC and the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales. A marketing campaign to promote the GVTC GigaRegion™ across the country is underway. The goal is to generate economic development and appeal to residents seeking access to faster Internet speeds, while enjoying the lifestyle of a smaller community.

One of the marketing tools is a compelling video that showcases all that the GVTC GigaRegion™ has to offer. The video is available on YouTube by searching GVTC GigaRegion™ or at this link:

"There's been a lot of talk about bringing gigabit Internet speeds to the area and I'm proud to say GVTC delivered in a matter of weeks after announcing our commitment," GVTC President and CEO, Ritchie Sorrells, said. "Our partner cities in the GVTC GigaRegion™ have a valuable asset they can use now to compete for the types of jobs that will help their communities grow and prosper."

About GVTC:

GVTC is a full-service communications provider offering high-speed Internet, digital cable TV, phone and interactive home security monitoring to residential and business customers. GVTC serves a 2,000 square mile region in select areas of North San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and South Central Texas. More than two-thirds of GVTC's customers are connected to its state-of-the-art fiber optics network, which enables the company to deliver the fastest Internet speeds in its service area.

About GVTC GigaRegion™

The GVTC GigaRegion™ proactively markets the benefits of gigabit connections to businesses requiring the fastest Internet speeds for 21st century business operations and innovation. The goal is to drive economic development and enhance the quality of life for GigaRegion™ partner communities. To inquire on gigabit site availability, contact the economic development office in the community of interest.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Bruce Forey Office: 830.885.8394 Cell: 830.660.9112 @GVTC_Com @GVTCGigaRegion

Source: GVTC