Nation’s Largest Telecom Cooperative Selects Esri as Its Geospatial Platform

Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) recently extended its use of Esri technology to provide its entire organization with a geospatial platform. Now, all HTC departments can easily view, manage, and share data related to assets, customers, network plans, and the geography of the service area. Additionally, Esri tools for analysis and mapping enable HTC staff to make decisions based on the most current information.

HTC provides more than 70,000 customers in eastern South Carolina with services including wireless telephone, digital cable, high-speed Internet, home security, and fiber optics.

"We selected Esri because it is the industry leader and the most widely used geospatial technology," said Daniel Spivey, supervisor, HTC Information Services Engineering Applications. "We can incorporate data from our local county governments and others, as they also use Esri technology. With Esri as our platform, we are able to give greater access to more users instead of having a few key people act as information silos."

HTC was able to deploy Esri technology as a geospatial platform because of Esri's small utility enterprise license agreement (ELA) program. The ELA includes unlimited software and maintenance. Services and training are typically included. For more information about Esri's ELAs for small utilities, visit

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About HTC
HTC, Inc., is the nation's largest telephone cooperative and the 18th largest telephone company. Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates over 60 years of service to the community as a local communications leader. HTC offers local telephone service; long distance; digital wireless; digital cable; high-speed Internet access; and advanced business services such as remote recovery services, local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) design, and firewall and virtual private network (VPN) security. HTC also provides home security and fiber to the home technology called HTC Bluewave, a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that delivers unparalleled bandwidth for extremely high-speed Internet access and data transmittal, 100 percent digital cable TV video, and traditional voice service through a single delivery point to a customer's home. For additional information about HTC, call 843-365-2154 or visit

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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Published Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

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