FTTH Council to conduct webinar on April 25

APRIL 24, 2007 � The event will feature Jeff Mnick, vice president of sales at Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Inc.

APRIL 24, 2007 � The FTTH Council will conduct a webinar tomorrow, April 25, at 1 PM EDT as part of its Community Call programming. The event will feature Jeff Mnick, vice president of sales at Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Inc. (GVTC). Mnick will provide an update on the cooperative's FTTH triple-play project.

GVTC is the largest telephone cooperative in the state of Texas. From its headquarters in New Braunfels, the cooperative serves more than 30,000 customers across an 11-county area that covers approximately 2,000 square miles of the Texas Hill Country, as well as adjacent areas.

As vice president of sales and marketing, Jeff Mnick interacts directly with developers, builders, real estate agents, and end-users of the cooperative's FTTH system. GVTC was the first entity to deliver FTTH technology to South Texas. It also was the first to install fiber optics between offices. They continue to be innovators as the population of their service area expands, according to the FTTH Council.

The cooperative's service area includes some of the fastest-growing parts of the state of Texas, such as the I-10, I-35, U.S. 281, and Highway 46 corridors to the north of San Antonio. To manage the expectations of the educated and affluent consumers that are moving into these growth areas, GVTC offers a quadruple collection of services via FTTH: voice, video, data, and home security.

For each FTTH Community Call, the FTTH Council provides a phone bridge to call into for audio and a Web address for viewing presentations. Complete registration and participation information is available by visiting www.ftthcouncil.org. The webinar is open to members and non-members of the FTTH Council.


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