Press Releases – Members

Suddenlink Offers 107-Meg Internet in Henderson

Suddenlink announced that it has started offering residential customers in Henderson its High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service, featuring a download speed up to 107 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps. MAX 107.0 is the fastest residential Internet service in the community.

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Suddenlink Offers 107-Meg Internet in Gladewater

Suddenlink announced that it has started offering residential customers in Gladewater its High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service, featuring a download speed up to 107 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps. MAX 107.0 is the fastest residential Internet service in the community.

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TIME WARNER CABLE BRINGING INCREDIBLY FASTER INTERNET PLANS ACROSS ITS ENTIRE AUSTIN SERVICE AREA

Time Warner Cable customers will soon receive incredibly faster Internet speeds across the company’s entire Austin service area. The fastest offering, Ultimate, will deliver download speeds up to 300 Megabits per second — more than six times faster than the current top speed of 50 Mbps. Five of its six Internet plans will feature significantly faster download and upload speeds.

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Time Warner Cable to Merge with Comcast Corporation to Create a World-Class Technology and Media Company

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for Time Warner Cable to merge with Comcast. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Cable’s 284.9 million shares outstanding for shares of CMCSA amounting to approximately $45.2 billion in equity value.

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TIME WARNER CABLE BRINGS INTERACTIVE STEM IN SPORTS EXHIBITION TO THE THINKERY IN AUSTIN

Event teaches children about the science, technology, engineering and math in race car driving

AUSTIN, Texas (February 6, 2014) – Time Warner Cable is bringing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) behind race car driving to the Thinkery, the new Austin children’s museum, 1830 Simond Ave, during the “Full Speed Ahead” event, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014.  Scheduled the day before the Daytona 500, the event will feature hands-on exhibits where children will learn about STEM in Sports.

The STEM in Sports series is part of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) commitment to inspire kids to excel and pursue careers in STEM.  Utilizing the popularity of sports, such as race car driving, participants can understand how STEM impacts many things, including the sports they enjoy watching and participating in.  “Full Speed Ahead” will feature:

  • A four-seat auto racing simulator putting kids in the driver’s seat to learn more about STEM in racing
  • Remote control race car track that demonstrates the principles of auto racing
  • STEM in Sports News Desk where participants will record an auto racing sportscast

“Austin is a growing hub for race car enthusiasts of all ages, and this STEM in Sports event is an exciting way for children to be exposed and interact with the science, technology, engineering and math behind the sports they love,” said Kathy Brabson, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable in Central Texas.  “This partnership with the Thinkery and its mission to connect children to the “how” and “why” things work complements Time Warner Cable’s commitment to inspire children to discover the STEM in items they use and activities they do every day to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.”

“The “Full Speed Ahead” event will be an exciting learning experience for museum visitors,” said Mike Nellis, Executive Director of the Thinkery. “We look forward to hosting these special exhibits with Time Warner Cable in a joint effort to spark innovation and creativity among families in our community.”

The Thinkery will also offer other STEM activities throughout the museum including Wheeled Racers, where children can challenge themselves to design and build a vehicle using recycled materials, then test it to see how it compares to other cars. 

Guests can participate with the price of admission to the museum.  A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available and can be purchased on the Thinkery’s website. Time Warner Cable is covering the admission fees for children from select Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scout troops and Girlstart to join in the fun.

About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website where the public can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, an online resource for parents to find informal STEM learning opportunities in their communities; grants to non-profit organizations that bring after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 50,000 strong, who volunteer their time at events like science fairs and robotics competitions. National partners include CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships. To find out more and to take the CAMM pledge, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

About The Thinkery
The Thinkery, the new Austin Children’s Museum, creates innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. The Thinkery opened in December 2013 at its new location in the Mueller development, and is Austin’s new home for “why” and “how”. It’s a place where science and families play side by side. Founded in 1983 as a nonprofit organization, the Thinkery delivers its mission through a variety of exhibits, programs and outreach activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Learn more at thinkeryaustin.org. Follow us @thinkeryatx or at facebook.com/thethinkery. 

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Media contact:

Melissa C. Sorola

[email protected]

210-710-0474

Center Gets Faster Internet Speeds

Contact: Gene Regan, 314-315-9644, [email protected]

Current Suddenlink Customers Get Automatic Service Enhancement 

CENTER, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) – Suddenlink has increased the download speeds of its two High-Speed Internet services in Center. Current Suddenlink customers will receive the related new speeds automatically at no added charge.

Suddenlink services with download speeds of 1 Megabit per second (Mbps) and 10 Mbps have been increased to 3 and 15 Mbps, respectively, and renamed accordingly Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0 and 15.0.

More information about local Suddenlink services is available by going to the company’s website (suddenlink.com) and entering an address and zip code, or by calling toll-free 1-866-220-5515.

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Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

Wellington Gets Faster Internet Speeds

Contact: Gene Regan, 314-315-9644, [email protected]

Current Suddenlink Customers Get Automatic Service Enhancement

WELLINGTON, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) – Suddenlink has increased the download speeds of its two High-Speed Internet services in Wellington. Current Suddenlink customers will receive the related new speeds automatically at no added charge.

Suddenlink services with download speeds of 512 Kilobits per second (Kbps) and 3 Megabit per second (Mbps) have been increased to 3 and 15 Mbps, respectively, and renamed accordingly Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0 and 15.0.

More information about local Suddenlink services is available by going to the company’s website (suddenlink.com) and entering an address and zip code, or by calling toll-free 1-866-220-5515.

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Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

Charter Brings Customers NBCUniversal’s Coverage Of 2014 Olympic Winter Games From Sochi, Russia, February 6-23

Video Customers Gain Access to Live Coverage of Every Event on Multiple Platforms 

STAMFORD, CONN.   Charter, in agreement with NBCUniversal, has announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday, February 23. Charter’s video customers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms.  In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), MSNBC, CNBC, and USA Network, subscribers can stay connected to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations. Like no other event to date, the Olympic Games have been, and continue to be, a watershed moment for “TV Everywhere,” helping to drive awareness and usage.

“Charter customers will have access to a selection of Olympic viewing experiences via NBC’s HD TV, online, mobile, and on demand platforms,” said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter senior vice president, Product & Strategy.  “Having the opportunity to watch live NBCUniversal Olympic programming on multiple platforms is as close to being in the stands at each event in Sochi as you can get.”

The following multiplatform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow Charter customers to watch and be a part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games through their televisions, PCs and mobile and tablet apps.

NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience on Charter Includes:

NBCOlympics.com: NBC Sports Live Extra, the home of Olympic live stream content at NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra, is available now to verified customers who subscribe to a package that includes USA Network, NBC Sports Network, CNBC or MSNBC and who log in to the site.  NBCOlympics.com will feature, for the first time, live streaming coverage of all Winter Games competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights.  Charter customers can easily verify their subscriptions and watch Olympic coverage live online at no additional charge.  Those subscribers, who log in and verify their subscriptions by February 6, the first day of competition at the Sochi Games, can enter the NBC Olympics Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro in 2014, courtesy of NBCUniversal. Charter customers should follow the verification process to access NBC Olympics programming via NBCOlympics.com.

  1. Go to NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra
  2. Click the “Verify Now” button
  3. Select Charter as your cable provider
  4. Enter the email address or My Account username, password and service address zip code that corresponds with your account. (If you don’t have a username and password, please visit Charter at https://www.myaccount.charter.com/order/login.aspx.
  5. Upon verification of your subscription to an Olympics-eligible package, you will be signed in throughout the Games on that device!
  • Mobile and Tablet Apps: NBCUniversal will offer two apps for mobile and tablet viewing. The NBC Sports Live Extra app will be available to verified Charter customers and will offer the same live streaming and event replays available via NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app will include short-form highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
  • On Demand: NBCUniversal is making Olympic highlights and select event rewinds available via Charter’s Video-On-Demand service. The content will be available in the Primetime Free folder: NBC/2014 Sochi Olympics.
  • Pre-Games: Viewers can access more than 100 pre-Games clips via set-top box and Charter’s website, including select highlights from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
  • In-Games: Each day during the Sochi Games, NBCUniversal will offer a digital figure skating show called “Olympic Ice.” Also during the Games, NBCUniversal will offer more than 350 highlight clips and 150 full-length event replays available within 24 hours of an event’s completion, available both via NBCOlympics.com and set-top box.

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEBRUARY 6, 2014

With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, February 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday February 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, February 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.

About Charter 

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

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NBCUniversal Content Distribution Media Contacts:

Christine Reisner, [email protected]

Khalan Boyer, [email protected]

Charter Media Contact:

Brian Anderson, [email protected]

EXPERIENCE THE C-SPAN BUS IN AUSTIN ON FEBRUARY 4 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TIME WARNER CABLE

The C-SPAN Bus hits the road for Big 12 Tour 

WASHINGTON – University of  Texas students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on February 4 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour of universities in the Big 12 Conference.

The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at several locations helping to inform communities about the public affairs network’s ongoing First Ladies feature series. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.

Prior to the Bus Tour, Aman Batheja of the Texas Tribune will be featured on the C-SPAN program “The Washington Journal” at 8:15 a.m. CST discussing Texas politics.

EVENTS (press invited):

10:30am-12:30pm
University of Texas
300 W. 24th St
Bus will be parked on south curb

1:30pm-2:30pm
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street, Austin TX  78705
 Bus will be parked in front of Library

This winter, the Bus tour will coincide with the finale of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN.  For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the networks’ other programming and resources through interactive technology:

  • In-depth public affairs coverage and educational outreach
  • Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
  • Mobile devices demonstrating Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Tout, XM Radio and mobile apps
  • HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPAN’s capability to produce public affairs programming aboard the Bus

C-SPAN also provides a unique way to experience public affairs through c-span.org, where you can access over 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage dating back to 1987.

As of March 2014, C-SPAN will have aired 35 years of complete coverage of the House of Representatives.

The Bus visits and events in Austin are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

“Time Warner Cable is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Bus to Baylor,” said Kathy Brabson, Area VP of Operations, and Time Warner Cable. “We are dedicated to sharing educational opportunities with our community and value the programming and resources that C-SPAN offers.”

Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In Austin, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 380; C-SPAN2 on channel 381 and C-SPAN3 on channel 382.

About C-SPAN

Created by the cable TV industry and broadcast in 100 million households, C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived video. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.