February 22, 2024
Posted by
Frankie Colon


“Partnership Grand Strand is important for the community because it is vital to accelerating the pace of prosperity for our region. Fostering economic growth is key to an improved quality of life, not just for residents of the Grand Strand, but for all of Horry County. HTC is proud to be an integral part of building a better future.”

Carlton Lewis, CEO

About Us

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating more than 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC’s offerings include Internet, Video, Security, Mobile and Voice services.

HTC also offers advanced business services including Internet, Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; and IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls, and Business Security.

Impact on the Grand Strand economy

HTC employees more than 650 people in Horry and Georgetown counties and has eight retail locations. HTC’s fiber network spans more than 10,000 miles and powers major industries, small businesses, and residential neighborhoods across our region. The Cooperative utilizes the area’s most extensive fiber optic network to offer the highest starting internet speeds in South Carolina, in addition to a wide variety of both residential and business products and services. Since HTC operates as a nonprofit cooperative, excess revenues earned are returned to members in the form of capital credits, which benefits everyone’s bottom line.

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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