Bob Helmly, Lifetime Achievement Award


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Bob Helmly, CEO of Home Telephone Company Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Moncks Corner, S.C. – August 1, 2011 - “Modern
Technology, Rural Ingenuity,” was the theme at this year’s 48th Annual OPASTCO
Convention held in Minneapolis. The conference represents approximately 460 rural
telecommunications carriers, including Home Telephone Company.

The company recently changed its name to HOME Telecom ( after
adding additional services to their product offerings and making a significant investment
in new technology. Helmly, a South Carolina native, is Vice-Chair and CEO at the 100-
year old company whose motto is, “Live Life Ahead.” He received the organization’s
most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award honors individuals who have worked to further the independent
telecommunications industry throughout their careers, specifically at the local or
state level. It recognizes effective leadership and advocacy, along with outstanding
accomplishments and contributions to the local community and state industry

“I hope this honor demonstrates our commitment to innovation and providing our
customers with the latest and greatest technology. This award further strengthens our
commitment to our mission to help our customers Live Life Ahead,” said Helmly in a
recent interview.

About Home Telecom
Home Telecom is committed to innovation and providing its customers with the latest
and greatest technology. The commitment is demonstrated by being one of the first
telecommunications companies to:
• Utilize fiber to provide high speed Internet and video conferencing to local area
• Deploy state-of-the-art Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Business
• Provide Video services over the phone lines
• Convert video television system to all digital
• Deploy DOCSIS 3.0 high speed Cable Modem Internet service

Dewey Ford


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