Suddenlink plans $120 million TX investment  program

Suddenlink expects to invest nearly $120 million this year in Texas, and by the end of the year will have invested nearly a half-billion dollars in the state since 2006.Suddenlink is the third-largest operator of its kind in Texas, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services. It has increased its capital spending in the state in recent months to help introduce new and enhanced services.According to Todd Cruthird and Dave Gilles – Suddenlink Senior Vice Presidents of Operations for east and west Texas, respectively -- the 2011 investments in Texas will help roll out more high-definition TV channels and enhance video, phone and Internet services.  Since late 2009, Suddenlink has significantly increased capital spending in the state and continues to invest to further enhance the overall quantity, quality and reliability of its services. In 2007 and 2008, Suddenlink met aggressive goals to roll out its phone service to most of its operating areas. It has since been rolling out video on demand (VOD), WiFi@Home, TV Caller ID, faster Internet speeds and in many locations a new home security service.Suddenlink serves about 450,000 households and approximately 27,000 business customers in Texas. Suddenlink’s cable systems in Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Bryan-College Station, Midland, San Angelo, Georgetown, Tyler, Victoria, Conroe, Kingwood and Nacogdoches are its largest in the state.