Stay Safe Online this School Year

Internet Safety

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.

New Retail Store Opens in Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown Grand Opening 2015

Suddenlink regional executives, City of Georgetown Director of Economic Development Mark Thomas, and local Chamber of Commerce officials recently cut a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the opening of a new Suddenlink retail store in Georgetown, Texas at 4402 Williams Blvd., Suite 125, in Georgetown.

The new store offers a whole new experience for customers, with hands-on interactive displays demonstrating Suddenlink services.  Counters no longer separate representatives from customers, allowing more personal interaction.

United Way Honors Tyler Cable System

The United Way of Smith County, Texas, announced the 2012 campaign total and award winners at its annual luncheon this week.

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, the organization brought in more than $1.7 million for charitable gifts to the community last year. Suddenlink was among the companies honored at the luncheon. The Tyler cable system received the United Way Community Spirit Award.

Shown at the event are (left to right) United Way Campaign Chair Chad Cargile,  Senior Director of Operations Jared Sonne, Marketing Manager Kevin Hard, Vice President of Call Center Sales Michelle Cutler, HR Senior Director Barbara Morrison, Administrative Coordinator Brenda Robinson, HR Director Jennifer Beery, Government Relations Director Skip Ogle, and United Way 2012-13 Board Chair Joey Seeber.

Buyer Beware

The CBS affiliate in Midland, Texas, recently aired a report about some local TV viewers’ displeasure with not getting certain local channels on DirecTV — and apparently not being told the truth about the lack of those channels when they asked. You can watch the report at the station’s Web site (look in the right column) — or on YouTube:


This issue may not be unique to West Texas. As the saying goes: “Buyer beware.”

NOTE: To help avoid such confusion, Suddenlink publishes its local channel line-ups online. Go to our main site, enter your zip code, then look for the option, “See your channel line-up,” and press the “Go” button.