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C-SPAN Celebrates 30 Years of Senate Coverage

CSPAN ANNIVERSARYJune 2 marked a special anniversary for the U.S. Senate and for C-SPAN. It was 30th anniversary of the first television coverage of the Senate’s floor debate, carried on C-SPAN2.  C-SPAN2 was launched to carry the video feed from the Senate chamber, live and gavel-to-gavel. An anniversary page highlights the first televised session and some of the significant issues covered over the past 30 years.

C-SPAN and CSPAN2, created and supported by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, are available to substantially all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

 

 

06/06/16 at 12:06 pm

Teachers Turning to Tech to Help Students

In a change that reflects the increasing use of technology in classrooms, more teachers are letting students use tablets and smartphones to study for exams. Some even let them take exams online. Des Moines Register reporter Mary Stegmeir examines the pros and cons of this evolving approach to education.

01/15/14 at 1:46 pm

Paris, Texas, Storm Update

UPDATE: 3 P.M. CT, 12/13/13

As of mid-afternoon Friday, nearly 90 percent of our Paris customers had commercial power and were receiving Suddenlink services. Our crews will continue their efforts, in coordination with the power company. If your power has been restored but you still need help with your Suddenlink service, please contact us toll-free at 888-822-5151.

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12/13/13 at 3:00 pm

West Virginia Storm Update

UPDATE: 3:00 P.M. ET, 12/10/13

As of early afternoon Tuesday, it appears that the bulk of the remaining West Virginia power outages in Suddenlink-served areas are in and around Princeton. We continue to track storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews in that area in order to help make sure our services are available as soon as commercial power is restored.

ORIGINAL: 2:45 P.M. ET, 12/09/13

Winter Storm Dion has had minimal effect on Suddenlink’s West Virginia customers.  Service levels remain close to 100 percent in most locations.  The hardest-hit areas appear to be Beckley, Hinton, Lewisburg and Princeton, W. Va., although even in these locations, more than nine of every 10 customers continue to have service.  Suddenlink managers are tracking storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews and working to help make sure Suddenlink services are operational as soon as commercial power is restored in affected areas.

In cases where cable lines running to the home are knocked down by the storm or by felled trees or tree limbs, our crews begin repairs immediately after power company officials give them the okay to do so. 

As a reminder, please avoid contact with downed utility lines, since they may be electrical lines or otherwise in contact with electrical power sources and, as a result, could pose an electrocution risk.

We will post further updates as they become available.

 

12/10/13 at 2:00 pm

MAX 107.0 Rolled Out in Abilene and San Angelo

Starting today, residential customers in Abilene and San Angelo, Texas, 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. Recently, MAX 107.0 was introduced in Batesville and Pocahontas, Ark., and Grambling, Natchitoches and Ruston, La.

10/29/13 at 2:10 pm 2 comments

New On Demand: ‘Monster University’

 

Disney/Pixar animated comedy “Monster University” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Prequel to the “Monsters Inc.” movie, the film looks at how two mismatched monsters – Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) – met in college and became lifelong friends.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

10/29/13 at 2:08 pm

UFC 166 Live on Pay-Per-View Tomorrow

Tomorrow night, the two best mixed martial arts heavyweights meet for the third time to settle the score at UFC 166. Champion Cain Velasquez defends his title against knockout artist Junior Dos Santos, available live from Houston, Texas, at 8 p.m. CT on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink. Other matches on the main card include Roy Nelson vs. Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan and John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $44.99 ($54.99 in high-definition format where available), which excludes taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set-top box (receiver) and is available only in areas where Suddenlink offers PPV. Other restrictions may apply. Residential orders can be placed using a digital remote or by calling 877-694-9474 for more information.

Four preliminary matches will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, which is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
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Please note that Suddenlink video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) are distinct services. Where VOD service is available, Suddenlink customers with digital receivers can find the VOD menu by tuning to Channel 1. In contrast, where PPV service is available, customers should be able to locate the PPV menu through their digital receiver’s interactive channel guide. Alternatively, if customers have trouble locating the PPV menu through the channel guide, they should be able to find it on one of the following channels, depending on where they receive service: 301, 500, 501, 621, 801, 811, 821 or 871.

10/18/13 at 12:53 pm

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