KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 18, 10:00 am –
Kissimmee Utility Authority’s (KUA) Board of Directors on Wednesday evening approved the
utility’s offering of telephone service in Central Florida, beginning in February 2004.
KUA, in partnership with Sparks Communications, will offer affordable, flat rate calling
plans to residential and small business customers in Orange, Osceola and Polk counties.
Residential calling plans will range from $34.95 – $69.95 per month and include local and
long distance calling as well as popular features like call waiting, call forwarding, call
block, speed dialing and voicemail.
To meet the needs of Central Florida’s growing Hispanic population, KUA will also offer a
“Mi Isla” package that includes significantly reduced calling rates to Puerto Rico. This
calling plan, $57.95/month, will enable customers to make more calls and chat longer with
friends and families outside the U.S.
“KUA is empowering Central Florida residents to choose a better alternative to traditional
phone service,” said Jef Gray, vice president of information technology at KUA. “Whether you
live in Winter Park, Orlando, Kissimmee, Celebration or Lakeland, you can purchase better
phone service without the worry of being nickel-and-dimed for individual calling features.”
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