Federal, state and city officials join CEO in Tyler ceremonyContact: Gene Regan, 903-579-3204 Josh Holland, 314-315-9335
Tyler, Texas, Nov. 1, 2006 – Suddenlink Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kent told elected officials, Chamber of Commerce guests and employees that the company has spent approximately $20 million since purchasing Cox properties here to make Tyler a major operations center for its 21-state U.S. footprint.
Kent spoke at ceremonies to dedicate new signage at the company’s region headquarters office at 3015 SSE Loop 323 in Tyler. The company also unveiled its first trucks with new Suddenlink logos and colors.
Joined by Congressman Louie Gohmert, State Senator Kevin Eltife, State Representative Leo Berman and Mayor Joey Seeber, Kent reported on Suddenlink operations since the company was formed after acquiring Cox properties in this area in May. “We now operate in 21 states, but none is more important than Texas, our largest state, where we serve approximately 500,000 customers or about 36 percent of our total customer base,” Kent said. “And the heart and soul of our entire company is based here in Tyler, where we have been growing our employee base to over 800 people. That’s more people than we employ in any other community, including St. Louis, which is the home of our corporate headquarters.” Kent said Tyler has become a home base for two Suddenlink regional headquarters and two customer call centers.
“In addition, we have created a central operating center in Tyler that monitors our operations nationwide on a 24-by-7 basis, and we have located our telephone switch operations in Tyler,” Kent said. He noted that Suddenlink will begin offering telephone service, in addition to existing video and high-speed Internet services, in 2007. “At Suddenlink we’re very excited about the future and we’re very appreciative of the reception we’ve received in Tyler. We are truly proud to be a part of the community and we will continue to invest in this great city,” Kent said.