You’ve probably heard and read a lot about steps you, as a consumer, can take to stay safe while online. During National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), here’s a look at cable’s commitment to protect its subscribers by identifying and addressing threats to its broadband network. Learn more.
As the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15, it’s a good time to recognize the strides the cable industry is making in the area of diversity, from programming to the boardroom. Learn more.
WHAT IS CABLE?
What does it mean to be a cable company? For many years, it only meant video services, and the big news was the growth in the number of channels available to consumers. Today, the definition of “cable” is evolving and growing rapidly, with no signs of slowing down. Learn more.
CABLE IN THE COMMUNITY
Just a few highlights from our member companies:
- Time Warner Cable is now Spectrum, with the announced launch of Spectrum in Texas by Charter Communications Inc. Spectrum is America’s fastest growing TV, Internet and voice provider. Spectrum delivers superior products with the most HD, tens of thousands of On Demand options, Internet speeds starting at 100 Mbps where available and a reliable, fully featured voice product, all offered at highly competitive prices and combined with outstanding service. Learn more.
- Charter has hired its first chief diversity officer. Rhonda Crichlow has agreed to join the company as senior vice president, chief diversity officer. In this newly created position, Crichlow will be responsible for the overall strategic development and implementation of Charter’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Learn more.
- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast honored 10 Houston community volunteers at the first-ever Comcast Hispanic Hero Awards gala. Held at the Houstonian Hotel, the honorees were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement. In addition, each honoree will be featured in a 30-second Public Service Announcement that will air on Comcast and KTMD-Telemundo Houston. Comcast will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice. Learn more.
Cable providers and programmers have a wide variety of programming on tap this month, including great lineups from TCA Associate Members INSP, ROOT Sports and Turner Networks. Learn more.
Social Media Highlights
- The rebranding of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association illustrates the many roles that cable plays in our lives – it certainly has evolved from an “only television” provider to include a wide variety of services, such as broadband, digital phone and even home security, in some cases.
- With school underway, kids are spending more and more time online, whether it’s for homework, entertainment or communicating with friends. A recent study found that kids spend an estimated 44.5 hours per week online – that’s as many hours as a full-time job! Now a new Vlog (video blog) produced by the cable industry is helping parents to find new ways to keep kids safe in today’s digital world.
- Our cable members are active participants in their community’s education efforts: Cable ONE received this year’s Independent Community Service Award from Cablefax Magazine for its Chromebooks for Kids initiative. For three years, Cable One has donated Chromebooks to schools in 10 markets, including Odessa, to help close the digital divide by giving kids access to technology. Learn more: http://ow.ly/7O0l3048txz