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Blue Ridge Communications to Offer Connected Home Management Services

Blue Ridge Communications and Comporium today announced that Blue Ridge Communications has joined the Comporium Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Dealer Program to deliver a premier home management solution to the communities it serves.

The solution combines a security alarm system, communications gateway and home automation platform into one device and enables broadband service providers like Blue Ridge Communications to deliver the next generation of home management services for the “smart” home.

“Our customers will have a total home management solution that gives them remote control access to lighting, appliances, thermostats and enhanced video monitoring through their smartphones, PCs and tablets,” said Mark Masenheimer, vice president of operations at Pencor Services, Inc, parent company of Blue Ridge Communications. “Our experience and resources in home security services are compatible for the award-winning iControl Networks platform and Comporium’s proven program.”

Blue Ridge Communications, the nation’s 19th largest cable TV operator, serves more than 170,000 residences in the northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. Comporium, a diversified communications company based in Rock Hill, S.C., within the Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area, offers a fully managed solution for the “connected home.”

“We honestly feel that our Dealer Program and Blue Ridge Communications are a perfect fit, because it will integrate so seamlessly with Blue Ridge’s infrastructure while lifting their existing security business to the next level,” said Comporium SMA Dealer Program Vice President Dan Lehman.

“The advanced technology means that Blue Ridge Communications’ customers will realize greater value and control over the management and security of their property,” Lehman added. “Industry publications are already calling the SMA system that Blue Ridge Communications will be providing, the ‘system of choice’ by the nation’s top cable TV operators. That says that the customers served by Blue Ridge Communications are in good hands.”

About Blue Ridge Communications

As the nation's 19th largest cable company, Blue Ridge Communications is on the cutting edge of home entertainment and information services - providing northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania with a triple play of services, including digital cable, high-speed Internet access, digital phone, and Digital Home Security. To learn more about Blue Ridge Communications, clearly the better choice in home entertainment and information services, visit www.brctv.com.

About Comporium Communications

Comporium is a diversified communications company providing a Quintuple Play of five services -- voice, video, data, wireless and security -- at the retail level. More information on Comporium’s SMA Program can be found on www.comporium.com.

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