West Texas Fiber Ring Completed


Suddenlink has completed a 957-mile fiber-ring project in western Texas. This project will enable an expanded slate of high-definition channels, video on demand (VOD), and other new services. Development of the fiber-ring started in late 2007, took six months to complete, and is believed to have been the largest fiber-construction project anywhere in North America last year.

The ring connects Suddenlink cable systems in the Texas markets of Abilene, Amarillo, Andrews, Big Spring, Floydada, Lubbock, Midland, Plainview, Post, San Angelo, Snyder, Sweetwater and Tulia, as well as Clovis, N.M.

Benefits of the project include:

- Additional capacity for current and new services
– Faster, more-economical deployment of new services
– Improved service quality
– Enhanced network redundancy to improve reliability

As a result of this project, Suddenlink has already added several new high-definition (HD) channels to line ups in the Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, and San Angelo cable systems, including: MHD (which features music programming from MTV, VH1, and CMT), TBS HD (home to Major League Baseball games on Sundays and the exclusive network for the four MLB Division Series and the American League Championship Series), and History Channel HD.