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Press Release -- February 14th, 2013
Source: Enventis
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HickoryTech Announces My Life My Internet Video Contest Winners

Teachers in Mankato, Faribault Win Contest

Mankato, Minn. – Feb. 14, 2013 HickoryTech (NASDAQ: HTCO) announced today the winners of its “My Life My Internet” video contest, which challenged students and teachers to submit a short video on how they use broadband services. Anne Dickau, a fourth-grade teacher at Kennedy Elementary in Mankato and Brent Zabel, a science teacher at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault both won a hand-held video camera along with five video cameras for their schools, a total prize value of $510 each.

Students and teachers across HickoryTech’s service area were encouraged to submit a video highlighting how they connect, learn, recharge, study and socialize at school and at home using the Internet. Dickau’s video, titled “The Internet Window to Infinity” was created by her and students in her classroom and focuses on how the Internet provides an infinite amount of ideas and resources. Zabel’s video, titled “The Future of Teaching” focuses on how the Internet and technology are changing the landscape and scope of teaching in the classroom. Several students and teachers across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa submitted entries in the “My Life My Internet” contest.

As a leading regional broadband provider, HickoryTech initiated this contest to encourage broadband adoption and help students and educators to share their stories about why the Internet in important in their lives.

A selection of video submissions, including Dickau and Zabel’s winning videos are posted on the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hickorytech.

About HickoryTech   
HickoryTech Corporation is a leading communications provider serving business and residential customers in the upper Midwest.  With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., HickoryTech has 500 employees and a five-state fiber network spanning more than 4,100 route miles across Minnesota and into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  Enventis provides business IP voice, data and video solutions, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosted services and communication systems.  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.  For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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