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Press Release -- November 30th, 2012
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HickoryTech Launches My Life My Internet Video Contest

Winning videos will be broadcast on HickoryTech Digital TV network, HickoryTech social media websites and on hickorytech.com

            Mankato, Minn. – Nov. 30, 2012 HickoryTech (NASDAQ:HTCO, news, filings) announced today it is accepting entries for its My Life My Internet video contest.  As a leading regional broadband provider, HickoryTech promotes broadband adoption and encourages students and educators to share their stories about why the Internet is important to their education and in their lives.  The contest, which targets entries from the HickoryTech service area, requires video submissions that present ideas around how students and teachers connect, learn, recharge, study and socialize at school and at home using broadband Internet access.
HickoryTech will award contest winners a hand-held video camera and give five hand-held video cameras to the winner’s school. “The Internet is integrated into all of our lives and it’s especially important for today’s students and educators to have access to broadband services to explore new learning opportunities,” said Jennifer Spaude, director of Investor Relations and Marketing. “As a broadband leader, HickoryTech encourages students and educators to share their story and submit their video entry for a chance to win prizes in the My Life My Internet Video Contest.”

Complete contest details and rules are available at www.hickorytech.com/MyLifeMyInternet. All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2013. View last year’s winning submission at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ipDSu38pI.

About HickoryTech
HickoryTech Corporation is a leading communications provider serving business and residential customers in the upper Midwest.  With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., the corporation has 500 employees and an expanded, multi-state fiber network spanning more than 3,250 route miles serving Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  HickoryTech delivers broadband Internet, Digital TV, voice and data services to businesses and consumers in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The Company trades on the NASDAQ, symbol: HTCO, and is a member of the Russell 2000 Index.  For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com.

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