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Save Rural Broadband-Texas video wins top awards

Posted at May 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Save Rural Broadband-Texas video wins top awards

The Save Rural Broadband – Texas video featuring Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., also known by its brand name as VTX1, was recognized at the 2012 Communicator Awards through the International Academy of the Visual Arts.  The video was recognized in the following sub-categories: Activism – Award of Excellence, Documentary – Award of Distinction and Viral – Award of Distinction.

Double R Productions submitted the video, part of the Save Rural Broadband Campaign, as a sample in the online video category. Save Rural Broadband is a national initiative to educate Americans on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposals that could profoundly affect rural America. The video tells the story of the businesses and organizations in rural South Texas that rely on high-speed broadband access to meet their responsibilities.

“Thank you to our Cooperative’s member-owners that supported us during the filming of this video and shared their stories with us,” said Valley Telephone Cooperative CEO Dave Osborn. “Our organization is working diligently to expand our broadband network to provide Internet to underserved communities in South Texas. We are proud to be part of the Save Rural Broadband initiative.”

Awards of Excellence Winners are awarded a Gold Communicator statuette, the highest honor. Awards of Distinction Winners are awarded a Silver Communicator statuette. The winners of the 2012 Communicator Awards are announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.  With thousands of entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.  Current IAVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including:  Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Tribal DDB, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, Yahoo!, and many others.

For VTX1’s broadband service information call 1-800-446-2031 and to view the award winning Save Rural Broadband-Texas video visit

About VTX1

VTX1 provides broadband access to enable Internet, television and telephone applications for homes and small businesses in South Texas and custom services for large enterprises. VTX1’s broadband network extends from south of San Antonio to the lower Rio Grande Valley. The brand name is VTX1. Legal entities are Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., VTX Communications, LLC, and VTX Telecom, LLC. Eligibility to receive broadband services is based on service address.

About Save Rural Broadband

Save Rural Broadband was created by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies, and the Western Telecommunications Alliance to show Congress and the Obama administration how the proposals the Federal Communications Commission is seeking to impose on rural communications providers are detrimental to efforts to upgrade broadband Internet networks in many rural communities – and how it would result in the loss of jobs and decreased economic development in regions of America that need them most.

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

Save Rural Broadband-Texas video featuring Valley Telephone Cooperative received top honors at 2012 Communicator Awards. Double R Productions interview Derrick Swanberg at Swanberg Farms in Stillman.