Suddenlink thanks veterans with free luncheon

BUCKHANNON Veterans and their families gathered at the American Legion Post #7 for a lunch served free of charge on Wednesday, thanks to a generous partnership with Suddenlink.

Service members from many different eras all gathered to enjoy some delicious food in celebration of Veterans Day. The dinner was made possible by Suddenlink and their love for service members. The food was prepared by The Links Restaurant located at Buckhannon County Club.

Approximately 80 Veterans enjoyed the catered luncheons Suddenlink hosted in Buckhannon and Elkins this week. During the luncheons, attendees learned about updates the company has made to provide local customers an event better connectivity experience. “Suddenlink likes giving back to the community it serves. In cases like this, we never know how many will come, but it was a nice turnout, and we are very pleased to be able to be a part of it,” said Bob Lillie, Regional VP for Suddenlink.

“It’s a great thing that they do this. It’s sad that more people didn’t know about it, but its nice and good people come. We are so thankful,” said Senior Vice Commander JD McCollum.

“It was such a pleasure to serve our local veterans at the luncheon on Wednesday to honor their service. We even got to extend our gratitude to Buckhannon's fire department and police department by donating all the extra food to them. I would like to thank Suddenlink for putting on this event and making this all possible," expressed Zach Stokes, the new owner and Executive Chef of The Links Restaurant.

Every year, Suddenlink looks for opportunities to honor veterans. This year, the company felt that providing appreciation luncheons would be a great way to show gratitude for veterans in Buckhannon and Elkins. Four employees with the company were in attendance to help give thanks to the veterans involved.

“Suddenlink is proud to honor our veterans to say thank you for their sacrifice to serve our great country. They are true heroes and it is our privilege to meet them in the communities we serve,” Lillie expressed.

Suddenlink recently completed a major investment in the area, which reportedly brought faster speeds to residential broadband customers. The 400 Mbps speed tier is three times faster than the previous highest speed offered.

The company’s low-cost broadband solution, Optimum Advantage Internet program, formally Altice Advantage Internet, was recently upgraded from 30 Mbps to 50 Mbps internet. Optimum Advantage Internet is available for $14.99/month for qualifying veterans and others. Visit to learn more.


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