Arkansas, Louisiana Communities Get MAX 107.0

Starting this week, residential customers in Batesville and Pocahontas, Ark., and Natchitoches, Ruston and Grambling, La., 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, in several West Virginia counties, including the majority of Boone, Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties, plus Jackson, Pleasants, Wetzel, Wirt, Washington and Wood counties, and in Rocky Mount, N.C.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ Will Visit Natchitoches

The cast and crew of Animal Planet’s documentary series “Finding Bigfoothope to find one of the elusive, hairy creatures in or around Suddenlink-served Natchitoches, La.

If you live in north or central Louisiana and believe you have experienced a Bigfoot sighting, Animal Planet would like to hear about it. Send details to bigfoot.louisiana@gmail.com.

Shooting in Natchitoches is expected to start early next year.

Animal Planet is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Second-Round Tourney Action Continues

Yesterday, Harvard pulled the biggest upset during day one of the NCAA Tournament’s second-round action. Will there be more surprises today? Another 32 teams will find out during the second full day of games. One team hoping to be today’s Harvard is 14th-seeded Northwestern State University, located in Suddenlink-served Natchitoches, La. The Demons meet the third-seeded Florida Gators at 6:15 p.m. CT on truTV. ESPN previews the match-up.

Every game of the tournament will air live on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV.

Local CBS stations are available to all Suddenlink TV customers on what is commonly known as Basic TV service; TNT and TBS are available on Expanded Basic; and truTV is available to most customers on either Expanded Basic or one of our incremental levels of service known as digital tiers.

To register for online viewing, start here.

Customers who register one time with their Suddenlink user name and password can watch the games available on channels included in their TV package, as well as stats and video highlights during the tournament.

You can also download the NCAA March Madness Live iOS (Apple) app or Android app for mobile viewing.

Suddenlink Drive Nets More Than 34 Tons of Food

The sixth annual Suddenlink-sponsored “Connecting to Those in Need” fall food drive to help stock shelves of The Food Bank of Central Louisiana concluded last week with more than 34 tons of non-perishable food items collected during the six-week campaign. Since its inception in 2007, “Connecting to Those in Need” has collected the equivalent of nearly 114 tons of food, counting both actual food donations plus monetary gifts. Names of contributors who received campaign prizes this year were announced on KALB-TV.

Suddenlink employees in Alexandria, Pineville, Leesville, Many, Natchitoches and Winnfield, La., volunteered during this year’s drive.

More HD Channels Introduced in Natchitoches

Suddenlink today launched more high-definition (HD) TV channels in Natchitoches, La. The new HD channels include: Fox Soccer HD, Fuel HD, G4 HD, Fuse HD, GSN HD, Independent Film Channel HD, Biography Channel HD, H2 HD, BBC America HD, Planet Green HD, The Science Channel HD, Investigation Discovery HD, Fox Business Network HD, OWN HD, Oxygen HD, WE tv HD, The Hub HD, Disney XD HD, HSN HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Family 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.

TiVo Premiere DVR Comes To Six More Cities

Today, Suddenlink launched the TiVo® Premiere DVR in El Dorado, Mountain Home and Magnolia, Ark., Branson and Nixa, Mo., and Natchitoches, La.

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 community to offer TiVo Premiere DVR. Since late last year, the device has been launched in the following markets: Amarillo, Andrews, Big Spring, Bryan-College Station, Canyon, Floydada, Georgetown, Huntsville, Lubbock, Midland, Plainview and Tulia, Texas, Clovis, N.M., and Cabot, Ark.

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

MAX 107.0 and MAX 50.0 Service Widens

Today residential customers in Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles and Sulphur, La., and Nixa and Ozark, Mo., can get Suddenlink’s 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 and among the fastest in the country offered by a major Internet service provider.

These communities are the first in Louisiana and Missouri to receive this service. It 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, in Gallia, Meigs (Ohio), Mason and Jackson (West Virginia) counties, and most recently in Midland, Texas.

Suddenlink also began offering High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service to residential customers in Alexandria, Pineville and Natchitoches, La., and Branson, Mo. MAX 50.0 features download speeds of up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest residential Internet service offered in these communities.

This spring, MAX 50.0 rolled out in more than 15 Texas communities. Before that, the service was introduced in a number of other Suddenlink cities, including Tarboro and New Bern, N.C., as well as several towns in other states.

These launches 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.