Suddenlink Communications’ technical operations center in Grove was awarded a Gold Safety Award by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

The award recognized operations centers that achieved an outstanding level of safety. Winners had recordable incident rates that were at least 50 percent below the industry’s national rate, as measured by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).       

The Grove operations center was one of 73 Suddenlink systems that received Gold Safety Awards, the second most among 13 cable companies judged.

“Our goal is to do it well and do it safely.  We work hard to bring the latest technology to our customers,” said Suddenlink Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Terry Cordova.  “Being an industry leader in safety reflects well on our efforts to offer high-quality products.”

The winners “upheld the importance of putting safety first,” said SCTE President John Clark. “Their resolve strengthens our industry.”

The SCTE is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry.

Suddenlink Communications is a top-10 U.S. cable broadband provider, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.3 million customers.