TEXAS CABLE COMPANIES - LEADING THE WAY IN INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Just a few of the things our member cable companies have been up to recently...
Comcast Rolls Out Internet Access for Low-income Families - Bringing the Internet to More Students and Families in Texas and Across the Country
Comcast is launching a new program to offer discounted Internet service and computers to low-income families. The program, called Internet Essentials, will provide low-cost access to the Internet and affordable computers as well as digital literacy training to families with children who are eligible to receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program. Upon enrollment, new customers have the opportunity to buy a "netbookstyle laptop computer" for $149.99 (plus tax). Learn more.
Suddenlink Doubles Video on Demand Capacity
Suddenlink has doubled the capacity of its video on demand (VOD) service from 10,000 to 20,000 hours in most areas where VOD is available. The company now offers more than 8,000 VOD titles, and is working to expand the library substantially by the end of the year. Thanks to Project Imagine, Suddenlink has significantly expanded the reach of its VOD service to more than 78 percent of its customers. Learn more.
Time Warner Cable Introduces Start Over® and Look Back® Features to the Dallas Area
With Emmy Award winning technology, viewers can start over certain shows anytime within its programming viewing window, even if they didn’t set their DVR to record it and programs can be restarted multiple times within the TV show’s live timeframe. If a customer changes the channel, they can resume watching the first show where they left off as long as the show is still within its scheduled broadcast timeframe. The Look Back feature allows subscribers to view certain shows that have already aired within the past three days. Learn more.
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