Much of the discussion around triple play competition centers on large national carriers including Verizon and Comcast. But the competitive landscape stretches well beyond “NFL” cities. Suddenlink’s recent announcement of triple play service in eastern North Carolina demonstrates the vibrant competitive landscape in tier two, three, and beyond markets. Suddenlink is the eighth largest MSO in the country with a subscriber base of 1.4 million. Its triple play strategy is fairly aggressive, with a goal of reaching 80% of its customer base by year end 2007. Suddenlink will compete with a variety of telecom carriers in many of the small town markets of eastern North Carolina including Embarq and TriCounty Telecom, an independent operating carrier (IOC).
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