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Shentel Introduces New Cable Services and Faster Internet in Richwood Area

Posted 4 March 2010 12:00 AM by Shentel

New Channels, DVR Capability and Internet Speeds Up to 9 Mbit/sec Now Available

Edinburg, Va. – February 9, 2010 – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), with over 100 years of experience providing telephone, Internet and cable television services, announced it has introduced an exciting array of new cable channels, services and high-speed Internet to customers in the Richwood area in Nicholas County, W.Va.

Customers now can select from three tiers of channels, with the option of adding up to 42 High Definition (HD) channels and Digital Video Recorder (DVR) services. HDTV offers the highest quality picture and sound, while DVR capability makes it possible to digitally record 100 hours of programming, record one show and watch another, and pause and rewind live TV. High-speed Internet – at speeds up to 9 Mbit/sec for residential service and 12 Mbit/sec for businesses – is also now available.

Shentel’s new service bundles help customers find a service and price level that fits their budget. These bundles provide both cable TV and Internet services and enable customers to save on cost while offering the convenience of paying for both services with one bill.

“Although Richwood is a small town, Shentel values the great customers we have in and around that area,” said Christopher Kyle, Director of Marketing, Shentel. “We are sure they will enjoy having access to the newest advances in TV and Internet technology. With these new services, which are among other upgrades planned throughout West Virginia, Shentel is on track to double its spending on infrastructure and improvements this year. Despite today’s rough economic times, our customers want to have the latest and greatest telecommunications, cable and Internet products and services in the convenience of their own homes. Shentel is pleased to be the service provider of choice for many residents in Richwood.”

For more information about the new services provided by Shentel, please visit or call 1-800-409-1203.

About Shentel
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ( is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SHEN." The Company's operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.