FINAL LOOK AT 2017
Happy 2018 from the Texas Cable Association! The flip of the calendar to a brand new year is a good time to review past accomplishments before setting goals for the next 12 months. And the cable association is no different.

The past year was a banner year for the cable industry – cable companies boosted internet speeds; pumped money into local, state and national economies; created jobs, including a focus on military veteran hiring; and rolled out innovations, just to name a few accomplishments. And subscribers benefitted. 
WHAT'S AHEAD?
Stay tuned for the Texas Cable Association’s February newsletter, when we take a look at the upcoming Winter Olympics, the 16th Olympics to be carried by Comcast NBCUniversal. The games, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, will feature a number of broadcast firsts as well as a record number of hours of coverage. We’ll have all the info you need to immerse yourself in the events and festivities as much as possible, short of actually being there.
CABLE IN THE COMMUNITY
Altice USA/Suddenlink

Texas students runners up in Altice USA competition

Students from Bryan High School and Athens Middle School recently were awarded an iPad for being named runners up in Altice’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Student Essay contest. This year, Altice partnered with Condista to bring the contest to talented middle and high school students within the Altice service area.

Charter/Spectrum

Spectrum launches Spectrum internet gig in Austin and San Antonio

Charter Communications, Inc. recently announced the launch of Spectrum Internet Gig in Austin and San Antonio, featuring the deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 internet services delivering a 1 Gbps connection to the customer’s home. Additionally, Spectrum is doubling minimum internet speeds in Austin and San Antonio to 200 Mbps at no additional cost to new and existing Spectrum Internet customers.

“Charter’s state-of-the-art, fiber-rich network is superior in its ability to deliver fast and reliable internet to millions of consumers across the country,” said Tom Rutledge, chairman and chief executive officer. “As technology continues to evolve, the products and services of tomorrow will increasingly rely on faster broadband connections. Charter’s world-class network is best-positioned to deliver the bandwidth and capacity needed to meet these growing demands.”


Comcast/Xfinity

25 Houston nonprofits receive additional funding for ongoing Harvey relief efforts
 
On “Giving Tuesday,” Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $250,000 to 25 Houston-area nonprofit organizations, supporting local relief efforts as southeast Texas continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. These funds will help provide immediate resources and will aid in long-term rebuilding efforts.
 
"Our Comcast NBCUniversal family lives and works in the areas impacted by this catastrophic storm and they know just how important it is to help our neighbors when they need it the most," said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston Region. “We are proud to support our customers in the Houston area and we’re especially proud to contribute to Houston’s rebuilding efforts through the incredible work of these nonprofit organizations. It is our hope these funds will help these leading organizations continue to provide critical services to thousands of people still in recovery.”
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Texas Cable Association 2017