Six From Suddenlink Areas Earn Olympic Medals

Throughout the Olympics, we have been following athletes with ties to Suddenlink-served communities. Congratulations to six of them on medal-winning performances:

David Boudia, born in Abilene, Texas, who earned a gold medal in men’s 10-meter platform diving and a bronze in synchronized 10-meter platform diving;

Breeja Larson, Texas A&M (Bryan, Texas) swimmer, for earning gold as part of the 4×100-meter medley relay team;

Paige McPherson, also born in Abilene, who takes home a bronze medal for women’s welterweight taekwondo;

Aries Merritt, who lives in Bryan, Texas, for taking gold in the men’s 110-meter hurdles;

Coleman Scott, who lives in Stillwater, Okla., for taking the men’s freestyle 60kg wrestling bronze medal.

Deron Williams, born in Parkersburg, W. Va., who helped the men’s basketball team earn gold medal-status.

Congratulations to the other Olympians we followed for proudly representing the U.S. in London: Cammile Adams, Jake Cornelius, Kendrick Farris, Marquise Goodwin, Amy Hastings, Chelsea Hayes, Meb Keflezighi, Micah Lawrence, Wallace Spearmon and Jason Young.

Comments

  1. jenner says

    we couldn’t watch the closing of the olympics because our sudden link cable went out here in Payson,az … once in 4 year event and its over. they never called to tell their customers anything or even send them a email. we will not get any credit or a rerun … but unless we want a dish that doesn’t get much come winter time we are stuck.

    • Pete says

      We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Here’s what happened: A utility pole outside Kingman, Ariz., was struck by lightning around 8:30 p.m. local time last night, causing a fire and damaging lines attached to that pole. Emergency, power-company, and cable crews were all dispatched to the site.

      Because Kingman is a main hub for the provision of Suddenlink TV services in Arizona, many of those services were disrupted in Payson, although several high-definition (HD) TV channels as well as a few channels that originate in Payson remained available. Internet and phone services in Payson were not affected.

      Shortly after 11 p.m. local time, Suddenlink crews were cleared by emergency officials to start restoration efforts and the affected TV services were restored in Payson shortly after 2 a.m.

      We are working to finalize and implement a plan that would protect and maintain services in the event of a similar future incident. We expect to have that work completed well before year’s end.

      Note: For the majority of local customers who have — and for anyone who orders — a digital receiver, replays of many popular shows and programs (including many Olympic events and ceremonies) are or will soon be available on our video-on-demand (VOD) service, for no additional charge.