KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 23, 8:30 am — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), Florida’s sixth largest municipal utility, reached a major milestone on Thursday with the signing of its 2,000th telephone subscriber. The milestone came just four months after the launch of the service in March.
The 2,000th customer was Steve and Sheila Rouch, who live near the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
KUA officials made a surprise visit to the Rouch home on Thursday evening to mark the occasion.
After greeting the family with a large bouquet of balloons, the KUA delegation presented them with a tech basket — loaded with technology goodies including a cordless telephone, CD shower companion stereo and universal remote control — as well as 2,000 minutes of prepaid phone cards to be donated to the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, the Rouch’s designated favorite charity. The phone cards will be distributed by the pediatric burn hospital to families who are referred from Central Florida.
“Having signed over 2,000 customers so quickly is a testament to the competitive product we have introduced to the marketplace,” said Jef Gray, KUA’s vice president of information technology. “We have kept our focus on the needs of our customers and have taken the lead in low-cost, top-level customer service and innovative telecommunication solutions.”
KUA, in partnership with Sparks Communications of New Smyrna Beach, offers affordable, flat rate calling plans to residential and small business customers. Residential calling plans range from $24.95 – $57.95 per month and include local and long distance calling as well as popular features like call waiting, call forwarding, call block, speed dialing and voice mail.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water, and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties. Visit www.kua.com for more information.
The Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital providing comprehensive acute care and reconstructive and rehabilitative care to children who have been burned. There is no charge to the patient or family for any of the medical care or services. Additional information about Shriners Hospitals can be found online at http://www.shrinershq.org
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Chris M. Gent
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