Two Suddenlink Programs Earn Beacon Awards

The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) recently announced the winners of the 2012 Beacon Awards.  The Beacons honor excellence in cable communications and public affairs. Among the winners are two Suddenlink-supported community outreach programs.

The Suddenlink Mid South Region received a Beacon Award for Community Relations for its partnership with Arkansas State University on the Johnny Cash Music Festival, held in Jonesboro, Ark.  The event featured performances by Cash’s friends and family members, and proceeds went toward the renovation and preservation of the late country music legend’s childhood home in Dyess, Ark.

The San Angelo cable system was recognized with a Beacon Award for Events and Observances for hosting the 2012 Suddenlink Open Tony Gibson Memorial Bass Tournament. The annual event kicks off the area’s bass fishing tournament season and proceeds benefit Hospice of San Angelo (HOSA). The tournament is named for Tony Gibson, a 2009 tournament winner.  The Gibson family received support from HOSA before Tony passed away in late 2009.

C-SPAN Bus Visits Jonesboro, Ark.

In partnership with Suddenlink, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus visited Jonesboro, Ark., this week, making stops at Arkansas State University (ASU) and Jonesboro High School. KAIT-TV8 in Jonesboro reported on the visit to the high school. In addition to touring the bus, students had the opportunity to call in live to C-SPAN’s signature morning show, “Washington Journal.”

Mayor Harold Perrin sent a proclamation, which was read during the ASU stop, proclaiming Feb. 8 “Suddenlink/C-SPAN Day” in Jonesboro.

The C-SPAN bus stops at schools and community centers across the country. Visitors are invited to explore high-tech interactive displays with the help of C-SPAN tour guides. Like C-SPAN, the bus tour is a non-profit project that is supported solely by the cable television industry.

Jonesboro, Pocahontas Get MAX 50.0 Service

Beginning yesterday, residential customers in Jonesboro and Pocahontas, Ark., could get Suddenlink’s High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service. With download speeds of up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), it is the fastest residential Internet service offered in these areas.

Since spring of 2010, MAX 50.0 service has been made available to residential customers in more than 30 communities served by Suddenlink:

Such enhancements are part of Project Imagine, Suddenlink’s ongoing investment program. We will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services as they are confirmed.

Jonesboro, Ark., Team Captures Top Ops Award

For the third year in a row, CableFAX: The Magazine, a major industry trade publication, has awarded Suddenlink a Top Operators Award for a cable system community service program. Suddenlink’s Jonesboro, Ark., operation won for its eCycling program. It’s “Green Team” collects small electronic equipment items for environmentally safe disposal. Since launching in 2009, the recycling program has collected more than 40 tons of used electronic gear.

Previously, Suddenlink’s Alexandria, La., system received back-to-back awards for community service in recognition of its “Connecting to Those in Need” food drive for central Louisiana residents.