The Mission of the Take a Vet to School Day Program
Through the Take a Veteran to School Day (TAV) program, veterans share their personal wartime experiences with students and educators. Students are encouraged to get to know the veterans in their local communities in order to better understand the importance of their sacrifices. The TAV program brings together veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan Conflict and Operation: Iraqi Freedom with schools, elected officials and other members of the local community.
In addition to West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association efforts, high school students and students from the West Virginia University School of Journalism, Concord University’s Oral History class and Glenville State College have recorded veterans’ histories for submission to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. As the veterans’ stories are catalogued, they are preserved for generations to come.
The West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (WVCTA), founded in 1978, represents cable television system operators and affiliated programming services and industry vendors in matters of public affairs and governmental relations throughout the state and in Washington, D.C.
Our operator members cover the entire state and account for well over 90% of West Virginia’s cable television subscribers. The largest operators include Suddenlink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Shentel and Armstrong. Our affiliate members consist of nearly every programming service available and leading vendors and technological innovators in the television and telecommunications industries.
Suddenlink Communications™ 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 West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone, and other services.
Comcast was founded in 1963 as a single-system cable operation. Today, Comcast is the country’s largest provider of cable services – and one of the world’s leading communications companies. Comcast focuses on broadband cable, commerce, and content. It delivers digital services, provides faster Internet and clearer broadband phone service, and creates and delivers innovative programming to its subscribers.
Headquartered in New York City, Time Warner Cable owns and manages the most technologically advanced and well-clustered cable systems in 28 states, with the majority of systems concentrated in five geographic areas: New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SHEN.” The Company’s operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Our first customers received nine channels. Today, Armstrong offers consumers hundreds of viewing options, including high definition programming, personal video recorders and video on demand, as well as high speed Internet and telephone service, all over our state-of-the-art broadband network. Throughout our more than 40 years in cable television, Armstrong has been a leader in innovation and customer service. Using fiber optics and other advanced technology, our networks are designed to provide leading-edge services and high reliability. Throughout the years, Armstrong has always relied on the great people who work for us. Their dedication to the customer has kept us a leader in the industry.