SureWest Communications (SureWest) is a holding company. SureWest, through its operating subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications, digital video, Internet, data and other facilities-based communications services in Northern California, primarily in the greater Sacramento region (Sacramento region), and in the greater Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri areas (Kansas City area). The Company operates in two segments: Broadband and Telecommunications (Telecom). As of December 31, 2011, SureWest’s operating subsidiaries included SureWest Broadband, SureWest TeleVideo, SureWest Kansas, Inc. (SureWest Kansas), SureWest Telephone and SureWest Long Distance. The Telecom segment includes the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) operations of SureWest Telephone and SureWest Long Distance. The Broadband segment includes all of the rest of its operations.