First Communities Receive Up to 1 Gig Service

Yesterday, Suddenlink began offering customers in four communities its new up to 1 Gigabit per second Internet service. Bryan-College Station, Texas; Nixa, Mo.;  and Greenville and Rocky Mount, N.C., are the first Suddenlink-served areas to receive this new service.

The up to 1 Gigabit service is a part of “Operation GigaSpeed,” a company-wide plan announced last August. As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced a first phase of Internet speed increases in various communities late last year and earlier this year.

In addition to making the up to 1 Gigabit service available, Suddenlink is boosting other speeds.  Residential Internet customers in the listed communities with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) will be moved to services with download speeds up to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge.

 

MAX 107.0 Launched in Rocky Mount

Beginning this week, residential customers in Rocky Mount, N.C., and surrounding communities can get our High Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service. MAX 107.0 features a download speed up to 107 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps, the fastest residential service in these communities.

MAX 107 service was first launched in the Georgetown, Pflugerville and Leander, Texas, area. Subsequently, MAX 107.0 was introduced in Tyler, Whitehouse, Amarillo, Tulia, Lubbock, Post, Shallowater, and Wolfforth, Texas, and in Gallia, Meigs (Ohio), Mason and Jackson (West Virginia) counties. Later, the service was rolled out in Midland, Texas, Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles and Sulphur, La., Nixa and Ozark, Mo., Conroe and Lake Conroe, Texas, Bryan-College Station, Texas, and in several West Virginia counties, including the majority of Boone, Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties, plus Jackson, Pleasants, Wetzel, Wirt, Washington and Wood counties.

Five Texas Communities Get More HD Channels

Suddenlink today launched more high-definition (HD) TV channels in Bryan-College Station, Georgetown, Leander, Pflugerville and Kingwood, Texas. The new HD channels include: The Weather Channel HD, Fuel HD, Planet Green HD, Investigation Discovery HD, BBC America HD, OWN HD, The Hub HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, The Movie Channel HD and Starz Comedy HD.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.

The noted channel additions are part of Project Imagine. We will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services as they are confirmed.

More Texas Towns Get TiVo Premiere DVRs

Today, Suddenlink launched the TiVo® Premiere DVR in additional Texas communities: Bryan-College Station, Georgetown and Huntsville.

TiVo Premiere combines Suddenlink’s service with TiVo’s best-in-class user interface to offer access to thousands of hours of entertainment choices, including content from Suddenlink’s video-on-demand library and the Web (e.g., YouTube videos), all accessible through TiVo’s advanced search and discovery features.

Suddenlink is the only multichannel TV service provider in the noted areas to offer TiVo Premiere DVR. Since late last year, the device has been launched in the following markets: Amarillo, Andrews, Big Spring, Canyon, Floydada, Lubbock, Midland, Plainview and Tulia, Texas, and Clovis, N.M.

Suddenlink plans to expand the availability of the device to additional markets this year.