Rocky Mount, NC, Upgrade Project Completed

Rocky Mount, N.C., officials joined top Suddenlink executives yesterday at the company’s Rocky Mount office to celebrate the completion of an eight-month, multimillion-dollar network upgrade project for the City of Rocky Mount and Nash and Edgecombe Counties.

Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of the project were Suddenlink Chief Technology Officer Terry Cordova, Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jeffrey Batts, Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent, Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs, Suddenlink Chief Financial Officer Mary Meduski, and Senior Vice President of Suddenlink Regional Operations Phil Ahlschlager.

The ceremony was covered by The Rocky Mount Telegram and television stations WITN and WNCT.

The entire project involved building and upgrading nearly 1,500 miles of cable and fiber-optic lines across Suddenlink’s North Carolina operations, including approximately 650 miles in the Rocky Mount area. As a result of the upgrade, residents now have an expanded array of Suddenlink services from which to choose, such as video on demand (VOD), more high-definition (HD) TV channels, and faster Internet speeds.

These enhancements are part of Project Imagine. Suddenlink will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services in other communities as they are confirmed.

Suddenlink Women Honored

Congratulations to four Suddenlink employees on earning recognition from CableFAX The Magazine, a leading industry trade publication.Named among the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” were Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mary Meduski along with Senior Vice President and Chief Programming Officer Patty McCaskill.

Vice President of Billing Marsha Humphreys Gee and Regional Data Engineer Tia Lee were recognized as “Top Women in Cable Tech.”

Renovated Retail Store Opens in Jonesboro

Jonesboro, Ark., Mayor Harold Perrin and local Chamber of Commerce officials joined Suddenlink executives today to officially open the company’s newly renovated retail store at 1520 South Caraway Road in Jonesboro. Mayor Perrin also read a proclamation marking today as “Suddenlink Day” in Jonesboro.Suddenlink’s new retail store provides a base of operations for more than 60 employees in the city and offers a new and improved experience for local customers.

“This new space gives our customers an opportunity to learn more about the services we offer and get answers from our staff, in a warm, friendly environment,” said Jonesboro General Manager Deanna Hornback.

Suddenlink CEO on CNBC

In case you missed it, Suddenlink’s CEO was featured on CNBC’s “The Strategy Session” last Friday, Aug. 20.

Suddenlink CEO Quoted in USA Today Story

Our favorite line from the boss follows, with links added to prior related posts at this blog …

“If we were still a monopoly, we wouldn’t be innovating, we wouldn’t be investing in our infrastructure and striving to be the best customer service provider out there,” Kent says.

Full story here.

Suddenlink’s Top Women in Cable

Three were honored.

Two were in the “top 50 most powerful,” including CFO Mary Meduski at #20, and SVP/Programming Patty McCaskill at #27.

Another, Marsha Humphreys-Gee, made the list for “top women in cable tech.”

Congrats to all.

Rosenthal Profiled in Business Journal

The award was announced in December, and a corresponding profile of Suddenlink General Counsel Craig Rosenthal was published today in the St. Louis Business Journal.

Note: A subscription to the paper’s print edition may be required to view Rosenthal’s online profile.

Meduski Named to WICT Board

Suddenlink CFO Mary Meduski has been selected to the 2009 Board of Directors for Women in Cable Telecommunications* (WICT).

With more than 7,800 members, WICT claims to be the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.

* As of 1:45 pm CT, Jan. 16, the WICT Web site had not yet been updated to reflect its 2009 slate of directors.

McCaskill Named ‘Wonder Woman’

Congratulations are in order for Suddenlink’s Patty McCaskill, who made the list of “2009 Wonder Women,” announced today by Multichannel News editors.

Ms. McCaskill and her co-honorees are the 11th such class of women recognized through this program since it was created in 1999. The ’09 class will be profiled in a special report in the Jan. 26, 2009 issue of Multichannel News, and honored at a March 10, 2009 luncheon, co-hosted by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).

Last month, WICT recognized Suddenlink as one of the best cable operators for women in 2008.

Another Recognition for Rosenthal

After being recognized earlier this year as one of the cable industry‘s 40 most accomplished executives under 40 years of age, Suddenlink General Counsel Craig Rosenthal has snagged a similar honor from the St. Louis Business Journal for young professionals in that paper’s readership area.