Bright House Networks are a cable television organization owned by Advance-Newhouse with its headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y. It also ranks sixth among cable TV operators and enjoys the same ranking amid multiple system operators in the U.S. Bright House Tampa, the Florida division of Bright House Networks, serves a few cities in Central Florida, such as Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, and obviously, Tampa. Bright House’s operations cover areas like Indianapolis, Birmingham-Hoover, Bakersfield and west suburban Detroit. However, a large part of the company’s business is confined to Central Florida, where it remains the foremost cable system in the Orlando and Tampa TV markets. While many people refer to them as “Brighthouse Tampa,” they are actually separate words — “Bright House Tampa.”
A Bit of History
In the years preceding 1994, many of the Cable TV systems remained under the whole ownership of Advance/Newhouse bearing the names of Cable Vision as well as Vision Cable, whereas in certain other areas Bright House Tampa was the descendant of Group W Cable, Teleprompter Cable TV, Paragon Cable, Strategic Cable, Shaw Communications as well as the Orlando/Tampa Bay Time Warner Cable, located in Florida.
Every system that is presently under the ownership of Bright House was the property of the partnership between Time Warner Entertainment and Advance/Newhouse Partnership. However, according to a deal entered into in 2003, Advance/Newhouse took over the direct management as also operational responsibility over a part of the operations of the above partnership cable systems that is approximately equal to the equity of the systems. Presumably this was because of Advance/Newhouse’s disenchantment with the strategic direction of Time Warner Cable. Bright House networks provides digital services to customers in Indianapolis, Central Florida, Michigan, Tampa Bay and Alabama.
Bright House Tampa presently provides TV Service in the analog, digital and HD modes, besides Wireless Home Networking, Hgh Speed Internet and Digital Phone, in most of the areas. Furthermore, it manages a couple of regional/local news channels, like Bay News 9, serving the Tampa Bay market and Central Florida News 13 for the Orlando market. Bright House Tampa also owns a wide-ranging fiber optic network within Central Florida and takes advantage of it to offer commercial services together with VPN services, dedicated Internet access, private network transport along with telecom facilities like PRI service and SIP trunking.
Bright House Tampa holds the naming rights to the Bright House Field, the spring training facility of the Phillies located in Clearwater, Bright House Networks Stadium of UCF in Orlando, and Bright House Networks Amphitheatre situated in Bakersfield, Calif. Besides these, a sporting event termed Bright House Networks Open golf tournament, is held in Lakeland, Fla.
Bright House Tampa Applications
Bright House has developed a series of apps with which subscribers can easily handle all the company’s services at their convenience. They can also watch TV, check phone messages as well as statements, handle equipment and much more. Besides, they can schedule their favorite shows, access all photo needs, deal with Home Phone and a lot more, whether they are online or moving around, right from their iPhone or any mobile service, computer, tablet or mobile device.
Whether it is live sports or controlling a DVR while moving about, Bright House Networks has you covered, with no additional charges involved in using these applications. And while you are at it, you can take pleasure in watching six fresh channels online, that include Nick, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike and many more. Comedy, music, videos, cartoons, reality TV shows, etc., can be watched online. In order to watch your favorite TV programs, you do not have to be physically present at home. Such services are at your fingertips once you subscribe to Bright House services. The only thing you will need is a My Services account with Bright House Tampa.
Bright House TV will help you to keep up with the latest news from local TV stations like Bay News 9 – channel 9, WTVT – channel 13, WFTS – channel 28 and WMOR – channel 32. Then there is the digital music, which can be heard through any TV without tuning in to radio stations like WMNF 88.5 FM, WFLZ 93.3 FM, WDAE 620 AM and WFLA 970 AM.
By bundling Bright House Tampa Cable TV services with some other home services like long distance phone and Internet, subscribers stand to save both time and money. Thus the essential communication services and home entertainment come under a single bill. One bill means bigger savings, and as such, bill payment is made very easy. It takes only a few minutes to pay online with the various Bright House Networks bill payment options.
You can use Bright House Internet to send emails, update social media sites, shop online, play games, video chat, download music or stream videos. Bright House is ready with the speeds you need. You can choose from speeds ranging from 10 Mbps, through 20 Mbps to 40 Mbps. There is absolutely no contract to sign or go for any equipment. In fact, J.D. Power & Associates ranked Bright House the highest in customer satisfaction for High Speed Internet and Digital Phone delivery in southern states for the third time.
Bright House Tampa remains an important employer in Tampa, and as such, extremely active in communal activities by supporting various social events in the Tampa area.