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May 20, 2016
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We're hiring ... a new administrative assistant
2016 Class II Board Election Update
SVTC's May 24 Luncheon and Annual Meeting
SVTC's May Bits & Grits (5/17)
Member News: Shentel Completes Transaction to Acquire NTELOS Holdings Corp
We're hiring a new administrative assistant
The Administrative Assistant supports the Executive Director/CEO, and uses several systems to administer the organization's processes including membership and record keeping, event management and publicity (this includes the website). The assistant prepares, publicizes extensively, and attends most of the regular and special SVTC events during the work day; communicates effectively in writing with stakeholders and the public; and keeps and maintains records. Attention to detail is very important. Graphic design experience a plus and desired.       
If you are interested in applying for this position:   > Wage / Part-Time Positions > Administrative Assistant - Shenandoah Valley Technology Council
SVTC MEMBERS | 2016 Class II Board Election Update
SVTC members: On Tuesday, May 10 we sent the voting link to your  inbox , hopefully you saw it and used it. Anyone who did not vote via the link (which was active until May 19, 11:59pm) can vote via a paper ballot at our May 24, 2016 luncheon and Annual Meeting, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Register for the May 24 luncheon | Annual Meeting
To read about the candidates, please visit the board election page:
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SVTC Luncheon and Annual Meeting
May 24, 11:30am -1:30pm;  Wood Grill, Harrisonburg VA

Thomas Voss, PhD., Executive Director & Section Head of Discovery Biology; Senior Director, Center for Infectious Diseases; and Deputy Site Head for SRI Shenandoah Valley, SRI Biosciences: Emerging Viral Disease Research at SRI International | Taking the Next Pandemic off the Table

From Ebola and MERS to Zika, emerging or re-emerging viral diseases continue dominate the headlines. While the threat to public health, national security, and economic stability is real, efforts focused on addressing the challenge are underway in SRI International's Shenandoah Valley site and it's Center for Infectious Diseases. With unique and specialized facilities, experienced scientific professionals, SRI works with government and non-government organizations to solve the problem of emerging disease before they emerge. Combining expertise in virology, public health, epidemiology, medicinal chemistry, information technology, robotics, and engineering, we are focused on ameliorating the potential effect of emerging pathogens before the cross the species barrier from animals into humans. Our discussion will highlight efforts in the Shenandoah Valley site to understand the fundamental biology of emerging viruses to predict their explosive emergence, and to develop strategies to stop the next pandemic from occurring.

Networking begins at 11:30am. Dutch treat. Membership not required. Registering will enable us to bring you a pre-printed nametag.

SVTC members will have an opportunity to conclude their voting for the spring 2016 election for the class II of director (--> whoever did not vote online by May 19, can catch up in person). 


Many thanks to our luncheon sponsors!


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SVTC's Bits and Grits
May 17, 8-9am;  Mrs. Rowes, Staunton, VA

Come get together for great breakfast and to talk some tech. Dutch treat. No reservations required. 


This is where our technology users and creators get together to connect about various topics (while eating some good food!). This occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Look for Kurt Plowman.  


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Member News: 
Shentel Completes Transaction to Acquire NTELOS Holdings Corp.

Shentel Investing Approximately $350 Million to Accelerate LTE Upgrade and Expansion

EDINBURG, Va., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) today announced it has completed its acquisition of NTELOS Holdings Corporation (nTelos), a provider of wireless communications services in portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Shentel is a local company that operates as a Sprint Affiliate and will be using the Sprint brand name to offer service in the former nTelos service area.

Originally announced in August 2015, this transaction more than doubles the Shentel wireless customer base and further strengthens and expands its solid partnership with Sprint. Now that the deal has closed, Shentel intends to accelerate its intensive integration activities in order to merge the two organizations.

"The most important news for customers is that Shentel will accelerate network upgrades in the current nTelos region throughout this year and next, which will give customers more coverage in more places, stronger signals and faster downloads," said Christopher E. French, President and CEO of Shentel. "We have committed to invest approximately $350 million as part of the expansion of the network and plan to add hundreds of additional coverage sites to provide an enhanced and more complete network for our customers," continued French.

nTelos customers will see no negative impact to their current service and won't need to take any immediate action. In fact, now that the transaction is finalized, nTelos customers will be given access to the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE roaming network free of charge. nTelos customers will be notified of a variety of offers that they can select and will be placed on an equivalent or better plan to make the switch to Sprint so that they can receive the full benefits of being a Sprint wireless customer.

nTelos customers will soon receive information from Sprint regarding the offers available to them when they switch to Sprint. These messages will arrive by text, email and home mailings. nTelos customers should pay careful attention to this information as it will provide specific details on the Sprint offers available to them.
nTelos customers seeking additional information at this time are encouraged to visit or to review a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

About Shenandoah Telecommunications Company
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.
This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of unforeseen factors. A discussion of factors that may cause actual results to differ from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is available in the Company's filings with the SEC. Those factors may include changes in general economic conditions, increases in costs, changes in regulation and other competitive factors. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and the company does not undertake any obligations to revise or update publically any forward-looking statements.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:  SOURCE Shenandoah Telecommunications Company

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