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May TCA Newsletter

Staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic means more than wearing a face mask or social isolating. It also means protecting our data, our information and our children as we spend increasing amounts of time online for work, school and play.

In early March, as the pandemic was unfolding, cybersecurity company Proofpoint warned that cybercriminals had begun seizing on coronavirus fears by using online scams to extract internet users’ personal and financial information. Using email, texts or social media, the scammers were claiming to provide coronavirus awareness, sell virus prevention products and/or ask for charitable donations.

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STAY SAFE – ONLINE – DURING COVID-19

Staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic means more than wearing a face mask or social isolating. It also means protecting our data, our information and our children as we spend increasing amounts of time online for work, school and play.

In early March, as the pandemic was unfolding, cybersecurity company Proofpoint warned that cybercriminals had begun seizing on coronavirus fears by using online scams to extract internet users’ personal and financial information. Using email, texts or social media, the scammers were claiming to provide coronavirus awareness, sell virus prevention products and/or ask for charitable donations.

Proofpoint told Computer Weekly that the total volume of phishing emails and other security threats related to COVID-19 is “largest coalescing of cyber attack types around a single theme that has been seen in a long time, and possibly ever.”

In addition, as children are spending more time online taking classes and socializing, they are vulnerable to predators and exploitation, warns the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Learn about the protections offered by cable broadband providers, as well as steps you can take to safeguard yourself, your children, your network and your information.

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Charter Communications Expands in El Paso

Charter Communications, Inc., The Borderplex Alliance, The City of El Paso and El Paso County are pleased to announce the expansion of Charter’s Spectrum sales operation center and the creation of more than 350 new jobs in El Paso. Spectrum is seeking inbound sales professionals at its recently completed sales operation center in El Paso, where highly trained staff will assist new customers from across the country in choosing the internet, video, mobile and voice services that best fit their needs.

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April TCA Newsletter

With all Texas now under a “stay-at-home” order from Gov. Greg Abbott because of COVID-19, broadband is providing a crucial lifeline to the world beyond the walls of our homes.

Texas Cable Association members – Altice USA, Charter Spectrum, Comcast and Sparklight – are working harder than ever to help Texans and the nation weather this unprecedented global pandemic. Cable is committed to keeping you connected, especially in times of crisis.

Staying entertained during stay-at-home

With all Texans under order not to leave home, with few exceptions, and nowhere to go anyway with all non-essential businesses closed, cable is stepping up to keep you entertained.

TV viewing is skyrocketing, at all times of the day.

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Cable keeps kids learning

For a number of years, cable companies have made low-cost internet available to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch program.

As it became clear in mid-Marchthat COVID-19 would impact education – and Texas public schools are now online only for the foreseeable future – cable operators stepped up their programs to make sure that learning would not be interrupted for students from kindergarten to college. In addition, companies also have opened their Wi-Fi hotspots to all, which expands broadband access.

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Broadband booming, networks staying strong

Whether it’s ordering groceries, working from home, attending school or just staying entertained, broadband use is booming.

With so much demand on the internet, reliability is essential. Cable, with about two-thirds of all broadband subscribersin the United States, is meeting that challenge, thanks to internet speeds that have quadrupledin the last few years.

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CHARTER EXPANDS FREE 60-DAY SPECTRUM BROADBAND INTERNET & WIFI OFFER TO INCLUDE EDUCATORS WHO ARE NEW SPECTRUM SUBSCRIBERS

Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband Internet and WiFi access to include educators (K-12 teachers and College/University professors) who do not already have a Spectrum account. During this unprecedented time, with the COVID-19 pandemic having forced schools, colleges and universities to close, it is more important than ever for students and educators to stay connected while they teach and learn.

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CABLE LAUNCHING NEW STEPS TO KEEP TEXANS AND U.S. CONNECTED

The Texas Cable Association (TCA) is working with its company members that provide high-speed broadband to ensure that all Texans can stay connected at a time when being connected is more important and necessary than ever. TCA has issued the following statement, followed by a roundup of steps our member companies – Altice USA (Suddenlink services), Charter Communications (Spectrum Services), Comcast and Sparklight (formerly Cable One) – are taking.

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CABLE PREPARED TO HELP KEEP TEXAS, U.S. CONNECTED

As Americans are increasingly turning to broadband for work, school and other activities during the country’s national COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency, the Texas Cable Association (TCA) has issued the following statement, which can be attributed to TCA President Walt Baum:

“The Texas Cable Association is working with our members that provide high-speed broadband to ensure that all Texans can stay connected at a time when being connected is more important and necessary than ever. We also are working closely with state leadership to make sure Texas has the tools it needs to help our state during this time, including using our capabilities to get credible, accurate information out to Texans.

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