Suddenlink Drive Nets More Than 34 Tons of Food

The sixth annual Suddenlink-sponsored “Connecting to Those in Need” fall food drive to help stock shelves of The Food Bank of Central Louisiana concluded last week with more than 34 tons of non-perishable food items collected during the six-week campaign. Since its inception in 2007, “Connecting to Those in Need” has collected the equivalent of nearly 114 tons of food, counting both actual food donations plus monetary gifts. Names of contributors who received campaign prizes this year were announced on KALB-TV.

Suddenlink employees in Alexandria, Pineville, Leesville, Many, Natchitoches and Winnfield, La., volunteered during this year’s drive.

Central Louisiana Food Drive Extended to Dec. 12

Suddenlink’s sixth annual “Connecting to Those in Need” fall food drive to help stock shelves of The Food Bank of Central Louisiana has been extended until December 12. 

“The extension will help us better respond to a growing community need and draw attention to The Food Bank’s upcoming telethon,” said Suddenlink Community Ambassador Tony Cifelli.

See this KALB-TV report for details.

Alexandria, Pineville Get New HD Channels

Suddenlink today launched more high-definition (HD) TV channels in Alexandria and Pineville, La. The new HD channels include: Fox Soccer HD, Fuel HD, G4 HD, Fuse HD, Game Show Network HD, Independent Film Channel (IFC) HD, Biography Channel HD, H2 HD, BBC America HD, Planet Green HD, The Science Channel HD, Investigation Discovery HD, Fox Business Network HD, OWN HD, Oxygen HD, WE tv HD, The Hub HD, Disney XD HD, HSN HD, HBO 2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, TMC HD and Starz Comedy HD.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.

The noted channel additions are part of Project Imagine. We will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services as they are confirmed.

MAX 107.0 and MAX 50.0 Service Widens

Today residential customers in Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles and Sulphur, La., and Nixa and Ozark, Mo., can get Suddenlink’s High Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service. MAX 107.0 features a download speed up to 107 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps, the fastest residential service in these communities and among the fastest in the country offered by a major Internet service provider.

These communities are the first in Louisiana and Missouri to receive this service. It was first launched in the Georgetown, Pflugerville and Leander, Texas, area. Subsequently, MAX 107.0 was introduced in Tyler, Whitehouse, Amarillo, Tulia, Lubbock, Post, Shallowater and Wolfforth, Texas, in Gallia, Meigs (Ohio), Mason and Jackson (West Virginia) counties, and most recently in Midland, Texas.

Suddenlink also began offering High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service to residential customers in Alexandria, Pineville and Natchitoches, La., and Branson, Mo. MAX 50.0 features download speeds of up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest residential Internet service offered in these communities.

This spring, MAX 50.0 rolled out in more than 15 Texas communities. Before that, the service was introduced in a number of other Suddenlink cities, including Tarboro and New Bern, N.C., as well as several towns in other states.

These launches are part of Project Imagine, Suddenlink’s ongoing investment program. We will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services as they are confirmed.