As the United States goes more and more high-tech, technology – including the cable industry – is growing more and more “green.” This year marks the 47 th celebration of Earth Day , a day started in 1970 when the cable industry was in its infancy . Today, cable is proud of its commitment to energy savings and other environmental protections.

Texas Southern University Partners with Comcast to Provide Xfinity On Campus to Students

Comcast and Texas Southern University (TSU) recently announced plans to offer Xfinity On Campus to students. With this new service, students can now watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and Roku players. The service is included with room and board and available to students living in on-campus housing.

Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live channels including every major broadcast network as well as channels like Bravo, ESPN, FX and MTV through Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and portal. The service also includes access to thousands of current TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. Students can use the Xfinity Stream app away from campus to login and access TV Everywhere programming that’s part of their subscription. 

Comcast extends gigabit internet service in homes and businesses throughout the Greater Houston area

Comcast announced in March that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers throughout the Greater Houston area. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots. 

“With this offering, Comcast will have the broadest deployment of Gigabit internet speeds throughout Houston,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston Region. “This is yet another proof-point that our broadband and WiFi networks are powerful, flexible and built for speed. We’ve increased internet speeds 17 times in the past 17 years and we will continue to bring customers the absolute fastest speeds possible by proactively investing in our advanced, high performance network.”

Charter Spectrum

Spectrum to bring improved all-digital network to Rio Grande Valley customers

Spectrum TV™ customers in the Rio Grande Valley will soon enjoy access to even better picture quality and more than 65 additional HD channels as the company moves toward a 100-percent all-digital network, creating a platform for faster speeds, more content and new features.

The all-digital upgrade for customers in the Rio Grande Valley is scheduled to begin on April 3 in Rio Grande City, and will continue for several weeks, with different communities upgrading each week through early May. Spectrum is notifying customers in Rio Grande City, Pharr, Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, Harlingen, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos and Brownsville of their specific upgrade date and the need to acquire a Spectrum digital receiver for each of their televisions.

Spectrum employees assist with Harvey rebuilding in Rockport
A Spectrum employee volunteer team of 20 people spent a Saturday in March repairing a home in Rockport. Rockport Mayor Charles, “C.J.” Wax attended and thanked Charter Spectrum for its commitment to Hurricane Harvey recovery. The effort was part of Charter Spectrum’s $1.35 million storm-related recovery pledge to the Texas Gulf Coast area. The March event in Rockport was done the same day as rebuilds in Melbourne and Tampa, Fla., following Hurricane Irma there. The events combined Spectrum folks with staff from Rebuilding Together, Charter Spectrum’s national construction partner in the non-profit world. These and other outreach events are part of the Spectrum Housing Assist program, whereby the company is aiming to make 50,000 homes nationwide safer by 2020.
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Texas Cable Association 2018