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POINT BROADBAND ADDS NEW ACC NETWORK TO TV LINEUP

WEST POINT, GA. (August 22, 2019) – Point Broadband announces a new carriage agreement with Disney Media Distribution to carry ESPN’s new ACC Network (ACCN) beginning on Monday, Aug. 26th. Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network is a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports.

Fans and followers of the ACC can now access the multiplatform network on the following channels:

  • Bristol/Abingdon (TN/VA) Region – Essential (Expanded Basic) Lineup – Channel 34 SD/1034 HD
  • Duffield, VA Region – Basic Lineup – Channel 28 SD/1028 HD
  • Opelika, AL Region – Ultra Channel Lineup – Channel 278 SD/78 HD

Anyone wanting to switch to Point Broadband TV service or upgrade their current service to have access to the ACC Network may call 844-407-6468 or visit point-broadband.com.

“We are very excited to offer the new ACC Network to our customers,” said Taylor Nipper, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Point Broadband. “We know that many of our customers are ACC fans, and sports fans in general. We received a lot of positive feedback from customers who wanted this channel, and we’re thrilled we are able to provide ACC sports 24/7.”

Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually. Additionally, the network will broadcast a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNE), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.

About Point Broadband

Point Broadband, headquartered in West Point, Ga., is a subsidiary of ITC Capital Partners, LLC. ITC has a century long history of providing innovative communication solutions to its customers, with a focus on meeting the needs of the communities we serve. We’re committed to providing fast, reliable Internet, voice and video service to help our customers connect with friends and family, stream music and TV service, allow businesses to connect with more customers and just simply make life better.

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Point Broadband Executives Share About Exciting Future for SW Virginia and NE Tennessee

BRISTOL, VA (May 10, 2019) – Point Broadband, a leader in delivering world-class fiber optic broadband services to rural and small town communities in the United States, hosted a media event May 7th to discuss the rebranding of its Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee operations, and to share the vision for future growth in the region.

Todd Holt, Point Broadband CEO, and Weldon Feightner, Point Broadband COO, participated in an open question- and-answer forum. The event was held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA — both a famous local landmark and a customer of Point Broadband’s best-in-class high-speed fiber optic broadband service. The forum was moderated by WCYB (Bristol) news anchor Rebecca Pepin.

Customers, government officials and news media who attended the event had the opportunity to speak with members of the Point Broadband team, and to learn more about the company’s vision for the region. The attendees also heard how reliable high-speed fiber optic broadband will play a key role in the continued development and growth of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee communities

“Point Broadband, and all our team members, are driven by our company mission: ‘To deliver superior fiber-based broadband solutions to small town USA and rural America, with a focus on community, and best-in-class customer service,’” Holt said.  “The rebranding of Sunset Digital to Point Broadband will help us maximize efficiencies for our operations as we move forward, which ultimately results in us being able to provide better service to our customers. We enjoy being a local partner, and we encourage our team members to be engaged in the communities where we live, work and play.”

Holt added that he considers Point Broadband’s service to be unique in this area because its network is fiber all the way to the premise. “There continues to be more data consumption, more devices being connected and more Internet applications,” he said, “so it’s very important to have fiber all the way to premise for maximum performance in your home or business. It’s a real differentiator in the areas where we operate.”

Feightner noted that Point Broadband is excited to be serving the Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee region and is committed to partnering with communities in this area to promote growth for residents and local businesses.

“We are continuing to expand our network in underserved areas in an around this region, and will work with community leaders and the state representative to find funding to expand fiber into additional areas,” Feightner said. “We will be utilizing the local Bristol, Virginia facility as our company-wide customer service hub, so we’re excited about consolidating our services into one brand.”

Holt explained that the company will soon be offering a Whole Home Wi-Fi service that allows residents and businesses to maximize their fiber optic broadband throughout their home or office without loss of bandwidth.

“We view ourselves as pioneers in the area of innovative communications services, and we give credit to BVU and Sunset for bringing fiber to this region,” Holt said. “As a well-capitalized commercial firm with many years of successfully providing competitive fiber services, ITC Point Broadband is now in a position to expand the foundation of fiber to surrounding areas so residential consumers, businesses and communities can enjoy all the benefits of state-of-the art fast, reliable broadband.”

The event opened with a brief video covering the history of Point Broadband and its parent company ITC Capital Partners, LLC.  In the video, ITC Chairman Cam Lanier, shared the beginnings of the company as one of the first telephone providers in the South over 100 years ago.  The video presentation also included testimonials from customers in our region, like UVA Wise, that have depended on the Point Broadband’s directive to provide exceptional high-speed internet to small towns and rural areas.

To learn more about Point Broadband, visit www.point-broadband.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.