It wasn’t long ago that cable companies promoted their “triple play” option – combining video, landline phone and internet in one package. In just a few short years, while “bundling” of services is still a popular and money-saving option for cable customers, cable offers way more than these three options. Has the phrase “triple play” become obsolete? Headlines seen in May spotlight how technological advances have cable companies headed in new and innovative directions to meet subscribers’ needs.
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Spectrum brings improved all-digital network to Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Uvalde and Del Rio area customers

Spectrum TV™ customers in Eagle Pass, Corpus Christi, Uvalde and Del Rio, as well as areas surrounding those cities, will soon enjoy access to even better picture quality and more than 85 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 Del Rio and Uvalde area is scheduled to begin on June 5. The all-digital upgrade for customers in the Eagle Pass area was set to begin on May 30, while the all-digital upgrade for customers in the Corpus Christi area began May 8 in Portland, Alice and Beeville and continue for two weeks, with different communities upgrading each week. 

Spectrum supports Weslaco Boys & Girls Clubs 

Spectrum presented a $1,500 grant to the Weslaco Boys & Girls Club at an event that spotlighted its  Spectrum Internet Assist . Attending the event was State Rep. Mando Martinez (right).

Comcast celebrates 10th anniversary with Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Comcast recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of Beyond School Walls and the 100th match in Houston. Beyond School Walls is a one-to-one youth mentoring program through which children from local schools meet with an employee volunteer mentor every other week during the school year. The program introduces children to jobs at an early age, allowing them to experience what it means to work for a corporation and the educational requirements needed to achieve professional success. 

The Houston event was a great way for the Bigs and Littles to spend time together before the summer break. This was all made possible with the help of great partners that included Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston, Houston Dynamo and Benbrook Middle School.  


Houston Texans and Comcast host digital literacy workshop at the Havard Boys & Girls Club 

Families of the Havard Boys & Girls Club in Houston recently took part in a digital literacy workshop hosted in partnership by Comcast and the Houston Texans. Comcast provided information about its  Internet Essentials program made a $5,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. In addition, families in attendance were able to meet Houston Texans player Aaron Colvin and the Houston Texans Cheerleaders and enjoy several Houston Texans interactive games. 

Check out great programming by TCA Associate members Hallmark, INSP, Reelz and Turner. 
Texas Cable Association 2018