Charleston Wins ‘Red, White & You’ Sweepstakes

Red, White and You

A Charleston, W.Va., resident’s entry in the “Red, White & You” Sweepstakes has earned her city an expanded Independence Day fireworks display, courtesy of cable network Destination America  and Suddenlink.

Launched in March, the “Red, White & You” contest invited people nationwide to share why their community deserved an all-American, spectacular July 4 celebration. Charleston resident Jama Jarrett’s entry, which described Charleston as a “capital city with small town charm,” won the sweepstakes.

The fireworks display, to be held at 9:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, will follow Charleston’s “Live on the Levee” concert series.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

MAX 107.0 Launched in West Virginia Counties

Beginning this week, residential customers can get our High Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service in the following West Virginia communities: the majority of Boone, Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties, plus Jackson, Pleasants, Wetzel, Wirt, Washington and Wood counties. 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.

We also introduced Suddenlink High Speed Internet 50.0, with download speeds of up to 50 Mbps.

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, 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., and Nixa and Ozark, Mo.. Most recently, MAX 107.0 was launched in Conroe and Lake Conroe, Texas.

WWYBW, West Virginia?


This video is the first in a series that we’ll be sharing over the next three weeks, featuring people from Suddenlink communities answering questions about the Olympic sports they plan to spend most of their time watching this summer; their favorite athletes of all time from the Summer Olympics; and their fondest memories of watching the Olympics on TV.

We’re calling it the WWYBW series, for “What Will You Be Watching?” — and yes, we’d love to know how you’d respond.

This first video features (in order of appearance) West Virginia State Senator David Nohe; Jim Strawn, marketing director of Highland Hospital in Charleston, W. Va.; and Tammie Lucas, marketing director of Ramey Auto Group in Beckley/Princeton, W. Va.

Atlantic Region Storm Update

Friday night storms in the Atlantic region caused widespread damage, but Suddenlink master technical centers remained operational throughout, with the exception of a power outage in Grayson, Ky., between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Our team restored power to our Grayson center using generators Saturday morning and services were gradually being restored.

Though commercial power outages occurred in other Suddenlink-served communities in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, Suddenlink master technical facilities remained in continuous service using backup power. Suddenlink people are working to restore any lost service because of storm damage in neighborhoods or at customers’ homes, once cleared to safely do so by local authorities.