Armstrong receives award

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2007

SOUTH POINT — Armstrong recently was named 2007 Independent Cable Operator of the Year by CableWorld magazine.

The award is given in conjunction with the American Cable Association and the National Cable Television Cooperative.

“The award is based on how well we perform each year based on customer service, state-of-the-art technology, community involvement and customer service standards,” said Gordon Waters, general Manager of the South Point Armstrong system. “We received the award for excelling in all those areas.”

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The company was honored Tuesday at The Independent show hosted in Monterey, Calif., and it will be featured in an upcoming issue of CableWorld.

Armstrong was selected based on the deployment of advanced services such as its high-speed Internet, high-definition television, video on demand, personal video recorders and cable-based telephone service, as well as achievements in customer service, community activism, local programming and involvement in public policy initiatives.

Locally, Armstrong sponsors events such as the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, the Greenup future Business Leaders of America, the Chesapeake High School Academic boosters and blood drives for the American Red Cross.

The local office also is involved with the Chambers of Commerce and the Cable and Telecommunications Associations.

Armstrong employs 36 people in the South Point office and serves about 18,000 customers.

Armstrong provides television, high-speed Internet and telephone service to customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland. It is America’s 16th largest cable television provider.