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Free Wi-Fi Service For Russell County Fair

Posted 2 September 2011 12:00 AM by Shentel

Telecommunications Company to Offer Wi-Fi Service from Booth Shared with ARC-TV
at Annual Fair, Held Sept. 2-11, at the Russell County Fairgrounds in Castlewood

Edinburg, Va. – Sept. 2, 2011 – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), an established provider of telephone, Internet and cable television services, announces that it is providing free wireless Internet access throughout the annual Russell County Fair & Horse Show, held Sept. 2-11 at the Russell County Fairgrounds in  Castlewood, Va. The company will be making this possible via a wireless router at the Shentel booth which they will be sharing with ARC-TV (Appalachian Regional Community Television). Fair attendees and exhibitors will be able to conveniently connect to the Internet from their laptops, smartphones, and other devices.

In addition to providing free wireless Internet access, Shentel will have a representative on-hand on Saturday, Sept. 10, to answer customer questions about the company’s latest offerings in cable TV, Internet and Home Phone. Community television leader, ARC-TV, will be filming and taking photos throughout the event to share on its website, http://www.arctv.org/events.html.   

Christopher Kyle, vice president of sales and marketing, Shentel, said, “Shentel is happy to be offering fair-goers free wireless Internet access so they can stay connected while enjoying the week’s festivities. We look forward to sharing our booth with a prominent, community-minded organization, ARC-TV, and being front and center to talk directly with our customers.”

Ernie Benko, CEO and president, ARC-TV, said, “We are excited to have Shentel join us for another fun-filled, action-packed Russell County Fair. ARC-TV is proud to be associated with such a high-caliber telecommunications company that shares our dedication to community involvement.”

Sponsored by the Russell County Fair Association, the 2011 Russell County Fair’s theme is
"Stirrup Some Fun at the Russell County Fair and Horse Show.” The fair will include a carnival, live music, horse shows, a paintball tournament, scholarship pageant, bull riding, livestock events, and much more. The Russell County Fair has been voted the best fair in the state for 12 out of 13 years.

For more information about the Russell County Fair & Horse Show, visit http://www.russellcountyfair.com/

For more information about ARC-TV, visit http://www.arctv.org.

For more information about Shentel, visit www.shentel.com  or call 1-877-743-8538.

About Shentel
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (www.shentel.com) 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 United States.

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