Hiawatha Broadband Communications Chooses Espial Elevate SaaS Cloud Platform to Enhance Consumer Experience
OTTAWA, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Espial announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) is powering its video services with Espial’s Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. HBC is a leading operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin providing television, broadband, and voice services to its customers. By powering its video services with Elevate, HBC can deliver a premium user experience including Netflix, YouTube, and Alexa Amazon voice control — with predictable costs and delivery.
“We’re always looking to enhance the user experience and offer next-generation features to our customers.
The Elevate cloud solution sets the benchmark for delivering a rich and immersive video experience,” said Dan Pecarina, HBC president and CEO. “Elevate strengthens our brand identity and ensures customers across all devices, including set-top boxes, tablets, and smartphones, can benefit from state-of-the-art features, delivered at reasonable costs by HBC.” “The Elevate platform is gaining traction with operators like HBC that want to deliver a next-gen video experience,” said Matt James, vice president of North America sales at Espial. “As pay-TV operators look to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, our Elevate Cloud SaaS community continues to grow, offering an award-winning user experience, proven roadmap, and the capacity to deliver engaging TV services at web speed and scale.” About Espial (www.espial.com)
Espial is transforming viewing experiences worldwide by enabling video services at web speed and web scale. From immersive user experience and discovery solutions to advanced cloud-based platforms, Espial solutions help service providers manage, deliver and monetize video and entertainment services. Espial’s customers span six continents, have deployed tens of million devices, and are serviced through Espial’s global sales, support, and innovation centers across North America, Europe, and Asia.
About HBC (www.hbci.com) Innovative broadband solutions with unparalleled customer service makes Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) the preferred service provider in southeastern Minnesota. Based in Winona, MN, HBC builds advanced Fiber-To-The-Premises networks, offering 1 Gbps speeds, in addition to maintaining an extensive wireless broadband network which brings symmetrical broadband to under/unserved homes, businesses, and schools in rural areas.
HBC provides over 125 local jobs with employees supporting retail, wholesale, construction, business consulting, and technical support in of nearly 30 communities
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