PenTeleData's Computer Patrol "The Store" will hold a grand opening from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include guest appearances, exclusive giveaways and special pricing. In addition, B104's Mike Kelly, plus the B104 Bee, will be on hand from 10-1, followed by Penn's Peak Radio's "The Doc" from 2-4 p.m.

Those who attend can enter to win a free NETBook Laptop, as well as tickets to see Martina McBride at Muskifest, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Jeff Dunham/Keith Urban at the Allentown Fair, and ASIA/The Temptations/Live Wire with Bad Medicine at Penn's Peak.

Located at 528 Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, the store offers the convenience of buying well-recognized and respected brands, such as Dell and Acer, with the personalized attention and friendly service that only a local store provides, said Ed Kiss, store manager.

Kiss said the store will feature all things Internet and networking related, including computers, printers, wireless routers, PC accessories and much more.

"What sets us apart from the big box stores is our ability and willingness to provide personalized assistance," Kiss said. "We're industry trained, but local enough to make customer service our top priority."

Computer Patrol is a response unit of knowledgeable Computer Technicians who design, install, support and service technological solutions for homes and businesses. The new store is an extension of these offerings, focused on providing Carbon County and surrounding communities with the advantage of individual recommendations and support, including side-by-side training.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8-4 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 610-826-9090, or visit [1].

PenTeleData began in 1994 with the idea of providing high-speed data and Internet connectivity in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1995, that vision came true.

The strategic partnership between local cable and telephone companies, including Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, Service Electric Broadband Cable, Service Electric Cablevision, CATV Service, Inc., Ironton Telephone and Blue Ridge Communications, allowed them to become the first data and Internet service provider in the nation to offer High-Speed Broadband Internet over a cable television connection.

Today, with over 5,000 miles of fiber optic cabling, over $500 million invested in fiber optic infrastructure, and 60 Points of Presence (PoPs) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, PenTeleData is continuously on the cutting edge of technology.