2013 July

Legislation Impacting Cable Industry

While the Texas Legislature is currently in a second special session to address targeted issues, during the 2013 regular session several bills passed of importance to the Texas cable industry.

Crane Gets Faster Internet Speeds

Suddenlink has more than doubled the download speeds of its two High-Speed Internet services in Crane. Current Suddenlink customers will receive the related new speeds automatically at no added charge.

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NCTA CEO & President Michael Powell’s Keynote Address at The Cable Show 2013

The role of broadband as a major driving force for innovation in the cable industry was a major focus of the opening session at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s annual Cable Show on Monday. Michael Powell, president and CEO of NCTA, delivered the keynote speech at the session. He emphasized the role of broadband in facilitating developments that have allowed cable to be accessible at nearly any time and any place. However, he also noted the importance of continued research and innovation. “We are on an endless journey to deliver an exceptional experience to American consumers and businesses,” Powell said.



Members of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) Board of Directors have elected the 2013-2014 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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