BRANSON, Mo. – Suddenlink announced today that a new nationwide investment program is bringing more high-definition (HD) TV channels, faster Internet service and Video on Demand (VOD) to Branson, Nixa and Ozark.
The company has embarked on a three-year, companywide program calling for $350 million of capital investments above and beyond the company’s traditional capital spending levels.
As a result, Suddenlink plans to add more HD channels to its local lineup within the month. The new HD channels are expected to include: AMC HD, Fox News HD, Starz HD, Lifetime HD, Cinemax HD, Outdoor HD, MTV HD, VH-1 HD and many more.
HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images than standard TV. It also provides better sound quality.
Suddenlink recently introduced its new High Speed Internet MAX 20.0 service in Nixa and Ozark and plans to launch MAX 20.0 in Branson in January. That service offers a download speed of up to 20 Megabits per second (Mbps). This service is among the fastest in the area.
Early next year, Suddenlink plans to increase the speeds of its other Internet services, with no change in price. Current services – with download speeds up to 1, 8 and 10 Mbps – will be boosted up to 1.5, 10 and 15 Mbps, respectively, and be renamed accordingly: Suddenlink High Speed Internet 1.5, 10.0 and 15.0.
Also early next year, Suddenlink plans to introduce its Video on Demand service, offering thousands of hours of viewing, with many programs in HD format, including movies, sports, news, music and popular cable-network shows. More than a third of the Suddenlink VOD library will be free. The rest will be available for either a per-view charge or monthly subscription. VOD allows viewers to order titles of their choice via remote-control, at any time, and have access to those titles for an extended period; typically, 24 hours.
More information about local Suddenlink services is available by visiting the company’s Web site (www.suddenlink.com) and entering a zip code, or by visiting Suddenlink’s local customer care office.
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Suddenlink Communications (www.suddenlink.com) is among the 10 largest cable broadband companies in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.3 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone, and other services.