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Shentel to Support VP Debate at Longwood University

Posted 21 September 2016 5:08 PM by Shentel

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (SHEN) will be providing the technology to support the Vice Presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, hosted at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

The company is providing a 10 gigabit fiber optic internet connection to support debate communications and internet access during the event. Shentel is also expanding current video outlets and associated services to multiple locations at Longwood University in order to provide video services for viewing parties across campus and the Farmville Virginia community.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this important event and help showcase the Farmville and Prince Edward community to the rest of the Country” said Tom Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Operations for Shentel. “Our team has been preparing for weeks to make sure all the technology is in place to ensure a successful event. It’s exciting to see everything coming together for October 4.”

Shentel is also partnering with C-SPAN, arranging opportunities for the Campaign 2016 tour bus to visit local students at Prince Edward High School and Hampden-Sydney College leading up to the debate.

For more information on Shentel’s services and recent activities, visit or call 1-800-SHENTEL (1-800-743-6835).