KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 29,
8:45 am – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) launches on September 1 a new bi-monthly
television series geared toward technology novices and enthusiasts around the corner and
around the globe.
“That’s IT” – short for “That’s Information Technology” – is a 30-minute variety show
dedicated to personal computing and the Internet. Increasingly, Americans live and work in
an information-based economy that relies on technology to locate, communicate, interpret and
store information. By combining KUA’s in-depth knowledge of the technology industry with the
reach of television and the Internet, the show uses humor to explore the latest innovations
in computer hardware and software, technology news, consumer products and more.
“‘That’s IT’ is without a doubt one of the most ambitious and exciting projects to be
launched by KUA this year,” said KUA President & General Manager Jim Welsh. “As we continue
to expand the use of technology to serve our customers, we feel an obligation to show them
how to use it effectively.”
State of the art technology at KUA allows customers to pay their bills online, update
account information, check their energy consumption history, report a streetlight outage,
calculate their monthly energy consumption, schedule a free home energy audit, check current
job openings, or apply for a job.
The first episode of “That’s IT” airs on September 1 on Access Osceola, a 24-hour-a-day,
seven-day-a-week channel available to Bright House Networks cable subscribers in Osceola
County. Each episode of the show will air 50 times during its month of broadcast. A complete
show schedule is posted on the series Web site at http://thatsit.kua.com . Access Osceola is
jointly owned by KUA, the City of Kissimmee, and Osceola District Schools.
In addition to traditional television, “That’s IT” is available to viewers worldwide via
streaming video on the Web site.
The objectives of this new series mirror those of KUA’s own mission statement: to create
partnerships with the communities we serve. “Delivering on this mission means we continually
strive to build those relationships,” said Welsh. “This, in turn, helps us better understand
and respond to customer needs.”
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility serving 61,000
electric, water and Internet customers in five Central Florida counties.
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Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116