CABLE CONTINUES BROADBAND DOMINATION
With about two-thirds of broadband subscribers in the U.S., cable’s broadband market share is at its highest level in 13 years, new data finds .
C-SPAN EXPANDS
C-SPAN, created in 1979 as a public service by the U.S. cable industry and now in 100 million households, recently announced travels in Texas in a brand new bus, a milestone for its video library and a student video competition. It’s a busy fall for C-SPAN, with a goal to make government more open to the public solely with funding from cable and other video providers – it accepts no government money or underwriting support.
CABLE IN THE COMMUNITY
Altice USA rolls out low-cost broadband service

Altice USA announced that its “Economy Internet” low-cost broadband service is available in both its Suddenlink footprint, including in Texas, and Optimum service areas to provide eligible families and senior citizens with access to fast, high-quality internet connectivity at an affordable price. The $14.99 per month service offers broadband speeds of up to 30 Mbps downstream and free in-home WiFi. Learn more .

Altice USA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with launch of student essay contest

Altice USA is holding its annual student essay contest in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The company has partnered with Condista, which represents several Spanish-language TV channels. The contest is open to middle-school students (grades 6 through 8) and high-school students (grades 9 through 12) in the communities that Altice USA serves with its Optimum and Suddenlink services. The 2017 essay contest asks students to: “Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why.” Entries are due Nov. 1. Learn more .
TCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
Check out great programming by TCA Associate members C-SPAN, Jewelry TV and Turner (CNN, TBS, TNT and truTV) here .
Texas Cable Association 2017