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Charter to Bring 200 HD Channels, Improved All-Digital Network and Faster Internet Speeds to Tennessee and Louisiana Customers

 

100 percent all-digital network requires digital equipment for all TVs – customers to be notified of their conversion date and required actions one month in advance

Charter CommunicationsColumbia, TN – Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) customers in Tennessee and Louisiana will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014.

“By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,” said Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge. “This upgrade speaks to the fact that Charter is providing our customers with the very best products at the very best value, and we’ve invested more than $2 billion in our fiber-rich network to make that happen.” «Read the rest of this article»

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CDE Lightband announces SEC Network to be carried when it launches August 14th

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – As part of The Walt Disney Company’s comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement with the National Telco Television Consortium (NTTC), CDE Lightband will carry the SEC Network for subscribers in Clarksville, Tennessee, when the network launches on August 14th.

SEC NetworkCDE Lightband subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com – with the ability to watch SEC Network live and on-demand content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan signs SEC Network contract to provide carriage of SEC Network on CDE Lightband channel line-up.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan signs SEC Network contract to provide carriage of SEC Network on CDE Lightband channel line-up.

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Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 1st through August 3rd, 2014

 

Tennessee Sales Tax HolidayNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01am on Friday, August 1st and ends Sunday, August 3rd at 11:59pm.

What is Tax Free? Clothing $100.00 or less. School Supplies $100.00 or less. Computers $1500 or less. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer Offers Economic Ideas at Chamber Forum

 

Candidates Talk Rural Development in Chester County

Election 2014Henderson, TN – The Henderson/Chester Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Henderson City Hall, offering local and statewide candidates a chance to discuss policy ideas with West Tennessee voters. The common thread among all of the speakers was economic development in those counties.

Dan Cramer, candidate for US House of Representatives for Tennessee’s 7th district, was on hand at the event to give his thoughts on building more jobs in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Guthrie Kentucky to take part in Highway 41 Yard Sale this weekend

 

Guthrie Tourism CommissionGuthrie, KY – The Guthrie Tourism Commission is announcing that it will join Trenton, Hopkinsville and cities stretching all the way to the Indiana state line in a massive yard sale this weekend, June 27th-28th.

Billed as the Highway 41 Yard Sale, the organized event extends the length of U.S. Highway 41 in Kentucky, from Henderson in the north to Guthrie in the south, nearly 100 miles in length. In addition, it includes approximately 50 miles of Hwy. 41A in Henderson, Webster and Hopkins counties.

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APSU Governors Football game vs. Murray State Racers to be broadcast from New Governors Stadium on ESPN3

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football home game with Murray State, 6:00pm, Saturday, October 18th, will be part of the Ohio Valley Conference “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

It will be the first game broadcast from New Governors Stadium on a national platform.

Austin Peay Governors vs. Racers to be broadcast on ESPN3. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Survey shows 62 Percent of Online Consumers Do Nothing to Protect Their Internet Privacy

 

1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers were notified that their personal data had been breached in 2013 – a 56 percent increase from 2012. And a projected 11.2 million people fell for e-mail phishing scams, up 22 percent from the previous year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumers Union: FCC net neutrality plan is far from neutral

 

Consumers UnionWashington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an initial proposal for so-called “Open Internet” rules that may allow Internet service providers to charge online companies for faster access to consumers, which have raised concerns that the plan could create fast lanes and slow lanes for Internet traffic.

In response to those concerns about a two-tiered Internet, the Commission is now asking for public comment on whether paid prioritization deals should be banned and whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dan Cramer details Job Plan for Unemployed Tennesseans at Clarksville Forum

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN -  At the Surveying the Hill candidate forum Thursday night, US Congressional challenger Dan Cramer spoke about veteran representation in congress and offered what he called a four-step plan to combat unemployment in Tennessee and end the prevailing trend towards underemployment.

The forum was held Thursday night at the Kennedy Law Center in Clarksville and hosted by the Michael E. Henry Charities, and featured over 30 candidates in races ranging from Tennessee’s US Senate race to the Montgomery County Commissioner races. Cramer was among three Candidates for the US House, all running for Tennessee’s 7th district.

US Congressional candidate Dan Cramer.

US Congressional candidate Dan Cramer.

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NASA reports on Intense Solar Storm that barely missed Earth

 

Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Last month (April 8th-11th), scientists, government officials, emergency planners and others converged on Boulder, Colorado, for NOAA’s Space Weather Workshop—an annual gathering to discuss the perils and probabilities of solar storms.

The current solar cycle is weaker than usual, so you might expect a correspondingly low-key meeting. On the contrary, the halls and meeting rooms were abuzz with excitement about an intense solar storm that narrowly missed Earth.

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