1 Gig Service Launches in New Bern

Residential customers in New Bern, N.C., can now get our new up to 1 Gigabit per second Internet service. Local business owners also have access to this 1 Gig service, along with customized services that Suddenlink has offered for many years that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

Since July, the service has been made available to residential customers in the following Suddenlink-served communities:

  • Arkansas: Jonesboro and Russellville
  • Arizona: Flagstaff
  • California: Mammoth Lakes
  • Louisiana: Bossier City and Lake Charles
  • Mississippi: Greenville
  • Missouri: Nixa, Ozark and St. Joseph
  • North Carolina: Greenville and Rocky Mount
  • Ohio: Marietta
  • Oklahoma: Enid and Stillwater
  • Texas: Abilene, Andrews, Big Spring, Bryan, College Station, Georgetown, Huntsville, Kingwood, Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, Terrell, Tyler and Victoria
  • West Virginia: Parkersburg

Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016

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Today marks Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort. The annual event promotes the proper use of technology, especially among children, by providing parents and families with knowledge and tools necessary to stay safe online.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Play your part for a better Internet.” Hundreds of organizations, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, will encourage discussion about positive digital interaction today.

For ideas to get involved with Safer Internet Day, visit the official website.

Help Keep Kids Safe Online

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Today, children of all ages spend time online at home and in the classroom. While the Internet offers several benefits to young minds, it also poses threats. Parents and caregivers can brush up on safety policies and online etiquette to help keep kids safe.

From setting up proper passwords, to avoiding cyberbullying, online resources are available to provide essential tips for navigating the digital world.

Three More Communities Get 1 Gig Service

Residential customers in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Greenville, Miss., and Parkersburg, W. Va., can now get our new up to 1 Gigabit per second Internet service. Local business owners also have access to this 1 Gig service, along with customized services that Suddenlink has offered for many years that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

Since July, the service has been made available to residential customers in the following Suddenlink-served communities:

  • Arkansas: Jonesboro and Russellville
  • Arizona: Flagstaff
  • Louisiana: Bossier City and Lake Charles
  • Missouri: Nixa, Ozark and St. Joseph
  • North Carolina: Greenville and Rocky Mount
  • Ohio: Marietta
  • Oklahoma: Enid and Stillwater
  • Texas: Abilene, Andrews, Big Spring, Bryan, College Station, Georgetown, Huntsville, Kingwood, Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, Terrell, Tyler and Victoria

Research: Parents are Positive about Technology

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Recent research from the Family Online Safety Institute explores opinions about the evolving role technology plays in the lives of children today. According to the study, “the large majority of parents believe technology has a positive effect on their child’s future, career and life skills, and creativity.”

The “Parents, Privacy & Technology Use” report also provides insight into feelings about online privacy, social media use, and general positives and negatives kids face today. While the majority of adults believe access to research and knowledge is a benefit, privacy and health concerns remain.

1 Gig Service Launches in Russellville

Residential customers in Russellville, Ark. can now get our new up to 1 Gigabit per second Internet service. Local business owners also have access to this 1 Gig service, along with customized services that Suddenlink has offered for many years that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

Since July, the service has been made available to residential customers in the following Suddenlink-served communities:

  • Arkansas: Clarksville, Dardanelle, Lamar, London, Morrilton, Pottsville, Russellville
  • Missouri: Nixa
  • North Carolina: Greenville and Rocky Mount
  • Texas: Bryan-College Station

Stay Safe Online this School Year

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Another summer has come to an end, issuing in a new school year. Technology will continue to play a major role in the lives of kids at home and in the classroom, and the Texas Cable Association (TCA) reminds parents to review procedures for keeping students safe online.

From protecting personal information to selecting strong passwords, the TCA covers several best digital practices. Read the Internet safety tips now to prepare for the back to school season.

For Many, Social Media is a Primary News Source

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Recent findings from The Pew Research Center indicate that people are turning to social media for more than connecting with friends. According to an article from Fast Company, “63% of users consider Facebook and Twitter a source of news.”

The research center surveyed 2,035 adults age 18 and above for the report. Resulting data shows people across all demographic groups now use social media to stay updated on current events, in addition to more traditional news sources.

The full report is available online.

June is Internet Safety Month

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June marks the beginning of summer vacation, and more free time for kids to surf the internet. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices with tips to connect safely from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

For more resources, visit the Suddenlink.com Internet Safety page.

Paris Names Suddenlink Best Internet Provider

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For the 14th consecutive year, Suddenlink has been named “Best Internet Provider” in The Paris News annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Suddenlink offers residential customers in Paris High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service. With download speeds up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), it is the fastest residential Internet service offered in the community.