TCA AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Latest cable industry news in Texas and across the country.
CABLE GETS YOU IN THE GAME
The gaming industry is booming in the United States, from online games played on a smart phone to the competitive, professional world of eSports. Over 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one gamer in their household,  according to the Entertainment Software Association .

Perhaps nothing has revolutionized the world of video games – from how gamers play to how they access those games – more than the evolution of high speed broadband such as provided by cable, the  leading broadband provider  in Texas and the nation. Andcable is working on an initiative – 10G – which some believe is key to the future success of the gaming industry.
CABLE IN THE COMMUNITY
In cities and towns across Texas, local cable operators and their employees make their communities a better place to live. Cable companies not only make financial and in-kind donations to numerous civic and charitable organizations, but employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time each year. Check out the latest cable industry community initiatives below.
Sparklight™ Enhancing Electronic Program Channel Guide
Sparklight™, formerly Cable ONE, is upgrading its Interactive Electronic Program Channel Guide to offer a new look and enhanced user experience. The upgrades will take place between Aug. 6 and Sept. 24, 2019. While the basic functionality of the guide will not change, several features will be updated, such as improved readability, configurable colors, improved navigation, and enhancements to the DVR Skip Forward/Back feature.  Learn more and view a complete schedule of upgrades.
Charter Communications Joins Congressman Marc Veasey, Trinity River Mission to Promote Low-Cost, High-Speed Broadband Service for North Texas Families
As part of a continuous commitment to expand broadband access, representatives of Charter Communications, Inc. joined Congressman Marc Veasey and Trinity River Mission to promote the availability of Spectrum Internet Assist in North Texas. 

At the ceremony, Charter previded 25 new tablets and five laptops to Trinity River Mission for use in its homework/tutor program and STEAM initiatives, and representatives explained how the organization’s students can take advantage of the Spectrum Internet Assist program. Read more .
Comcast Announces Largest Ever Expansion of Its Internet Essentials Program
Comcast recently announced it is significantly expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in America, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The expansion is the most significant change in the program’s history. The Company estimates that more than three million additional low-income households, including households with people with disabilities, are now eligible to apply. It estimates a total of nearly seven million households now have access to low-cost Internet service, which literally doubles the total number of previously eligible households. Read more .
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