SureWest Adds HDNet, HDNet Movies


HDNet and HDNet Movies have been added to SureWest Communications’ HDTV lineup.

SureWest said it is currently finalizing beta-testing as it prepares to become the first company in the United States to offer HDTV commercially over its Internet-protocol-based fiber-to-the-premises network, and it expects to launch the service this year.

The company offersdigital TV, fiber optics, personal-communications-services wireless, digital subscriber line, high-speed-Internet access, data transport and local and long-distance telephone service in the Northern California region.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of something as ground-breaking as the first launch of HDTV over an IP network,” HDNet cofounder and president Mark Cuban said in a prepared statement.