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Good morning. My name is Lindsey and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I’d like to welcome everyone to HickoryTech’s second quarter 2011 earnings conference call. (Operator Instructions). Thank you, Ms. Jennifer Spaude, Director of Investor Relations and Marketing, you may begin your conference.
Good morning and thank you for joining HickoryTech’s second quarter 2011 earnings conference call. I’m Jennifer Spaude and with me today are John Finke, HickoryTech’s President and Chief Executive Officer and David Christensen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Before we get started, let me remind you that our earnings release was issued yesterday afternoon and is available on the investor relations section of our website at hickorytech.com. In addition, you’ll find a presentation for today’s call, which we hope you will find helpful in your analysis.
Now I will draw your attention to our Safe Harbor statement. Information in today’s presentation contains certain statements and predictions that are not historical facts, but are forward-looking in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry, in which HickoryTech operates, and management’s beliefs and assumptions as of the time of this call.
Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those indicated or suggested by any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You’re cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements made during the call, which represent estimates as of today August 4, 2011.