NTS connects first fiber customer in Iowa Park, Texas
Lubbock, TX – January 11, 2013 – NTS, Inc., f/k/a Xfone, Inc. (NYSE MKT/TASE: NTS) ("NTS" or "the Company") announces that it has connected its first fiber customer in Iowa Park, Texas further expanding the Company's "PRIDE" fiber-to-the-premise Network ("FTTP").
NTS' ongoing fiber build out, when completed, is expected to reach 19 new communities, bringing the Company's total FTTP passings to approximately 50,000. The Iowa Park expansion is being funded using a portion of approximately $100 million in federal stimulus funding.
To date, NTS has established its fiber network in the towns of Lubbock, Levelland, Smyer, Wolfforth, Littlefield, Burkburnett, Brownfield, Whitharral, Slaton, Meadow, Wilson, Lamesa, Ropesville and Plainview, Texas and has also launched its fiber network in select metro areas of Wichita Falls. Additionally, the Company has also begun construction of its fiber network in Hammond, Louisiana.
Mr. Guy Nissenson, Chairman, President and CEO of NTS commented, "We are excited to have begun adding customers in our newest market, Iowa Park, Texas. We continue to see strong adoption rates for our high speed triple play offering in new markets, as customers recognize the value and convenience of our high speed bandwidth. Consumers are increasingly reliant on the internet; both in residential and business applications, and the speed and accessibility of our network meets their expectations. We look forward to bringing advanced broadband to more customers in Iowa Park during the coming weeks."
About NTS, Inc.
NTS is a provider of high speed broadband services, including internet access, digital cable TV programming and local and long distance telephone service to residential and business customers in northern Texas and southeastern Louisiana. NTS' Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network provides one of the fastest internet connections available. The Company currently has operations in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana and also serves customers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. For the Company's website, please visit: www.ntscom.com.
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