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Horizon, via its operating subsidiary, The Chillicothe Telephone Company, is an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) that has operated in rural southern Ohio, and specifically in Ross County, for the past 115 years. Horizon’s track record as both a service provider in the region and as a community anchor is unmatched. Founded in 1895 as the Home Telephone Company, the organization has grown and adapted to address the changing needs of its customers, its employees and its community while still maintaining its competitive position within the telecommunications industry.
Horizon has built fiber optic networks since the mid-1980s. Our fiber optic network now includes Athens, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton counties. Utilizing its nearly 1,140-mile network of fiber optic cable, Horizon delivers reliable phone, digital cable TV, high-speed Internet, home and business security and monitoring to its residential and business customers. Horizon’s entrepreneurial heritage and long-standing commitment to remarkable customer care ensures its devotion to connecting the people and businesses of southern Ohio to their worlds through the delivery of cutting-edge broadband technology and proven telecommunication systems.

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