July 31, 2014

Suddenlink Launches New High Speed Services

Suddenlink Launches 107-Meg Internet Service in Aurora, Monett

Suddenlink announced that it has started offering residential customers in Aurora and Monett 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 communities.
High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 is enabled by Suddenlink’s deployment of industry leading technology called DOCSIS 3.0. The new Internet service will add another choice to Suddenlink’s four existing services in the area – Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0, 15.0, 30.0 and 50.0.

All Suddenlink High-Speed Internet services include up to 10 e-mail addresses, access to e-mail via WebMail, personal WebSpace and Spam Blocker. Suddenlink also offers wireless home networking called WiFi@Home, with enough power to connect all customer devices to Suddenlink High-Speed Internet. Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Suddenlink Launches 50-Meg Internet Service in Carthage

Suddenlink today announced it has begun offering its new High-Speed Internet 50.0 service in Carthage, featuring a download speed up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest residential Internet service in the community.
High-Speed Internet 50.0 is enabled by Suddenlink’s deployment of industry leading technology called DOCSIS 3.0. The new Internet service will add another choice to Suddenlink’s three existing services – Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0, 15.0 and 30.0.

All Suddenlink High-Speed Internet services include up to 10 e-mail addresses, access to e-mail via WebMail, personal WebSpace and Spam Blocker. Suddenlink also offers wireless home networking called WiFi@Home, with enough power to connect all customer devices to Suddenlink High-Speed Internet. Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
More information about local Suddenlink services is available by going to the company’s website (www.suddenlink.com) and entering an address and zip code; by visiting Suddenlink’s customer care office at 2540 S. Grand Ave. in Carthage; or by calling toll-free 888-822-5151.

Sportsman Channel, Suddenlink to Host Hunt.Fish.Feed. Event at St. Joseph’s Open Door Food Kitchen



Event Features Venison Chili to Help Feed Less Fortunate on Wednesday, October 16
Mayor Bill Falkner Proclaims October 16 “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Day & Will Attend

New Berlin, Wis. – October 10, 2013 – Sportsman Channel and Suddenlink are teaming up to host a Hunt.Fish.Feed event in St. Joseph, Mo. on Wednesday, October 16, serving a special venison chili lunch at Open Door Food Kitchen to more than 250 of those in need. Guests from neighboring shelters are also invited, including Juda House. Special guest Scott Leysath, Sportsman Channel TV host and Executive Chef, will help prepare and serve venison chili with homemade cheddar cornbread and fruit. Hunt.Fish.Feed., created by Sportsman Channel, is a unique outreach program that taps an underutilized food source—game meat and fish donated by sportsmen—to feed those struggling with hunger across America.

Mayor Bill Falkner will be in attendance during the lunch session beginning at 11 am. He also proclaimed October 16 as “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Day.

“We are honored to bring our Hunt.Fish.Feed. initiative to the Open Door Food Kitchen where they are supported solely by private donation,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “We look forward to working with our partner at Suddenlink to make this a successful and impactful event. Programs like Hunt.Fish.Feed. provide unique avenues to help the needy, especially during an economic time that finds more and more people in need every day.”

”We are thrilled to be part of this creative and unique effort to help our St. Joseph neighbors,” said Suddenlink St. Joseph General Manager Lee Ann Smiley, a member of the Open Door Food Kitchen Board of Directors. “Most of us at Suddenlink have lived and worked here several years and many have volunteered to help with this event. Projects like Hunt.Fish.Feed. demonstrate there are ways for us all to lend a hand and help people get their lives back on track.”

Open Door Food Kitchen has been operating with the help of volunteers and local churches since 1984. Their mission is to build a better community by feeding all that come through their door – no questions asked. They estimate roughly 2,000 volunteer hours every month help to provide opportunities for those who need it in the St. Joseph area.

Wednesday, October 16
Open Door Food Kitchen
510 Edmond Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Serve: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Serving more than 250 men, women and children

Join the conversation about Hunt.Fish.Feed. online at facebook.com/huntfishfeed and TheSportsmanChannel.com/huntfishfeed

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

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, Missouri, 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.


Missouri Municipal League 79th Annual Conference

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Missouri Municipal League held its 79th annual conference in Branson Sunday-Wednesday, Sep. 15-18. The conference provides training sessions for city and municipal employees on a variety of timely subjects ranging from disaster preparedness to utility regulation to streamlined sales tax. Commercial exhibits of products & services pertinent to municipalities is displayed, of which MCTA was a part.

On hand in the MCTA exhibit booth were member company representatives including Cable America, Charter, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable. During the exhibit MML attendees are encouraged to place a business card in for a drawing to win a television. This year MCTA also urged those in attendance to following the association on Twitter by giving away a Kindle Fire.

At the conclusion of the exhibit, the TV winner was Crystal City Street Superintendent Karry Friedmeyer. 1st photo left to right, Eddie Trower, Neal Gilb, both from Charter, Friedmeyer, and Mike Zarrilli, Suddenlink. The 2nd picture is the Kindle winner Ferguson City Clerk Megan Asikainen. Pictured left to right are Mike Zarrilli, Suddenlink, Jean Frank, MCTA, Asikainen, Lee Ann Smiley, Suddenlink, and Jarad Falk, Time Warner Cable.

Business Of the Month: MediaCom

Story courtesy The Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce

Mediacom’s Janet Wesley, pictured at right, and Phyllis Shea, pictured at left, have been greeting area residents and providing customer service since the early days of cable TV — well before people imagined watching TV programs on computers, tablets or smartphones. In fact, Janet and Phyllis began working at the Excelsior Springs cable office several years before Mediacom bought the system and began its operation and expansion in 1998.

To say their jobs have changed since then is a colossal understatement. Fifteen years ago, cable companies offered just a few dozen channels and reception was analog-only (remember the clunky tube TVs?). The VCR was used to record TV programs, and there was no high-speed Internet service.

Today, Mediacom’s customer center at 115 N. Industrial Park Road is larger than in 1998, and Janet and Phyllis don’t just sit behind a counter. They prefer to be in the lobby with a remote control in hand to show consumers an assortment of 200+ cable channels that provide entertainment, sports, children’s programming, 24/7 weather and much more. The cable TV experience is “night and day” different today – with dozens of the most popular channels available in high-definition reception and the ability to time shift programming to suit individual schedules. Janet and Phyllis love to demonstrate how Mediacom’s OnDemand channel and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) give customers the flexibility to choose what and when to watch. If not now, a viewer can record programs to watch later using a DVR; or go to OnDemand’s extensive video library to see primetime TV shows and other free programs, or view newly released movies.

The most striking change, by far, is the Internet and its role in the daily lives of most consumers. Mediacom continually invests in its extensive fiber optic network to support cable broadband service with Internet speeds that are in the top tier for the nation’s most reliably-fast providers. Mediacom’s fiber-based broadband platform has delivered impressive Internet speed increases many times over the past 10 years and offers a wide menu of speed choices to meet different needs for different consumers.

On September 1, Mediacom pressed the accelerator again to bring Ultra 105 Internet to Excelsior Springs and other Northwest Missouri communities. Ultra 105 delivers download speeds of 105 Mbps and upload speeds of 10 Mbps. Ask Janet or Phyllis about the need for this much speed and they’ll explain that the robust bandwidth of Ultra 105 or Mediacom’s Ultra 50 service is ideal where multiple users simultaneously access the network and want a reliably great online experience.

When asked to reflect on the changes they’ve seen while working for Mediacom, Janet and Phyllis vacillate between saying, “we’re not the old cable company, we’re a technology company using the latest digital innovations.” Or, “yes you can teach an old dog a new trick or two, and that’s what we do — we show people of all ages how to use our digital products to get more value and convenience from today’s Mediacom.”

For more about Mediacom, visit the website.

Comcast: February 2013 Newsletter

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2012 Golf Tournament

A total of 188 golfers took to the links at the annual MCTA Bill Mullen Memorial Golf Tournament at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, on June 19. Once again Mother Nature smiled on us as both morning and afternoon flights took off.

Lunch was held at Old Hickory Golf Club, along with a silent auction and raffle, which was well attended by operators, programmers and vendors, offering all an opportunity to network and forge business relationships. Many items, including St. Louis Cardinals autographed memorabilia, tickets for Royals baseball, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Rams, wines, cigars, and sets of golf clubs, among other things.

A big thanks goes to the golf committee, who was instrumental in making the event a huge success. Hats off to all of them, especially Daniel Soane, Outdoor Channel, who chaired the committee.


Comcast: October Newsletter

The October 2012 issue of Comcast Monthly News is available for the download.

C-SPAN and Mediacom to Spotlight Jefferson City

2012 “LCV Cities Tour” Will Highlight Community’s History

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. May 24th, 2012 – The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau and local cable operator Mediacom, today announced that Jefferson City is one of six American cities chosen by C-SPAN to be featured in nationally-televised programs that will showcase the city’s history and literary life. C-SPAN, a commercial-free public affairs network founded and funded by the cable industry, will send a team of video-journalists to Jefferson City on June 4-8 to conduct interviews and film historical landmarks that will culminate in a series of programs to be broadcast three weeks later during a dedicated “Jefferson City weekend” on BookTV (CSPAN2) and American History TV (CSPAN3).

C-SPAN calls its initiative the “2012 LCV Cities Tour,” in reference to the use of “Local Content Vehicles” (LCVs) and mobile video journalists who are dispatched to capture the history and literary life of unique American cities. In conjunction with its local partner, Mediacom, C-SPAN selected Jefferson City as one of six south-central American cities with a rich heritage that may not be widely familiar to a national television audience.

“C-SPAN launched its LCV Cities tour in an effort to complement the network’s program offerings for American history buffs and non-fiction book lovers,” said Susan Swain, C-SPAN co-president. “Jefferson City is rich with history and has interesting local authors. The other component is C-SPAN’s close partnership with Mediacom. Together, we want to present various aspects of Jefferson City’s vibrant heritage to a nationwide audience.”

C-SPAN is kicking off its week-long visit to Jefferson City on Monday, June 4th with a Meet & Greet at G2 Gallery Catering Events, located in the historic Lohman Opera House on High Street, which was built in the mid 1880s. The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mediacom will host the private event. City leaders and media representatives are invited to gather for an introduction to the C-SPAN team and project. The event is scheduled for 4-5:30 pm and will feature light hors d’oeuvres and presentations from city officials, the C-SPAN team and local historians.

During the kick-off event, officials will unveil the series of local landmarks, tours and civic leader interviews that will be included during the content-gathering week. The special features on Jefferson City are scheduled to air on C-SPAN2′s BookTV on Saturday, June 30th at 11am CT and C-SPAN3′s American History TV on Sunday, July 1st at 4pm CT.

“We were thrilled to be selected for this opportunity to share Jefferson City history on a national platform,” said Convention & Visitors Bureau sports/film manager Chris Wilson. “As people across the country view the C-SPAN programming, it will undoubtedly create interest in our community, which we hope will translate into more visitors choosing Jefferson City as a travel destination.”

For more information about the LCV Cities Tour stop in Jefferson City, or if you are a media representative interested in attending the Meet & Greet, please contact Ryan Winkler, Convention & Visitors Bureau communications manager, at (573)632-2820 or ryan@visitjeffersoncity.com.

About the Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was founded in 1989 to maximize the positive economic impact of visitor dollars to the community by effectively marketing the Jefferson City area as a desirable convention and tourism destination. Visit the Jefferson City CVB online at: www.VisitJeffersonCity.com.

McCaskill Visits Charter Commons

US Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) visited Charter Commons in Town & Country, Missouri, on Monday, May 7 as part of Charter Communications Employee Grassroots Political Forum.

This forum is designed to encourage open dialogue between political representatives and Charter employees.

Senator McCaskill spent time with approximately 50 members of Charter’s leadership team, where she discussed her vision for Missouri.

She also took a tour of the facility and was eagerly greeted by the nearly 1,000 employees who work at Charter Commons.

Comcast: May 2012 Newsletter

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