2012

TCA ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS

Members of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) Board of Directors have elected the 2012-2013 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for one-year terms starting July 1. TCA has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960.

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TIME WARNER CABLE EXPANDS AVAILABILITY OF ESSENTIALS INTERNET IN TEXAS GIVING CUSTOMERS MORE WAYS TO SAVE

Time Warner Cable is now offering customers in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Waco, Temple, Killeen, Kerrville and the Golden Triangle, three new tiers of Internet service, called Essentials, designed to give them more choice and help them save money on their broadband bills. Essentials was launched earlier in the year to the San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and the Border Corridor markets.

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FEDERAL COURT ISSUES FINAL RULING AGREEING WITH TEXAS CABLE INDUSTRY

An almost seven-year legal battle over the state’s law specifying how video franchises are issued came to an end Monday with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a final ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel agreeing with the Texas Cable Association (TCA) that the state law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

FEDERAL COURT ISSUES FINAL RULING AGREEING WITH TEXAS CABLE INDUSTRY – MAJOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL

An almost seven-year legal battle over the state’s law specifying how video franchises are issued came to an end Monday with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a final ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel agreeing with the Texas Cable Association (TCA) that the state law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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June is Internet Safety Month

The Texas cable industry is committed to help educate consumers and provide resources designed to ensure that children enjoy a safe and fulfilling Internet experience.

Editorial: Less Waste, More Transparency in Government Broadband Loans

Hopefully lawmakers will look more closely at the possible waste of tax dollars and the lack of transparency in the federal broadband stimulus program following a sharply written letter by Americans for Tax Reform and others groups. As our cable members know all too well, many of the grants and loans were used to over build existing broadband service.

Cable Connects Texans Newsletter

Nielsen’s recent State of the Media: Advertising & Audiences Report provides a look at media usage by demographic. Scott Meador, Director of Predictive Analysis for Time Warner Cable, reviewed this report and below are some of his key takeaways.

Relating to Social Media and Cross-Platform viewing behavior trends, Nielsen found that women, overall, are significantly more likely to engage with social media than men. Per Nielsen’s Internet-usage index, key take-aways include