**Please read this document thoroughly. As part of our continuing effort to become more efficient, we ask that law enforcement agencies do not call us with questions, but instead consult the information below. If your question remains unanswered, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your compliance with this request.
Update Regarding Insight Communications
Please note that Time Warner Cable has purchased Insight Communications. As of May 4, 2012, all law enforcement requests for subscriber data regarding Insight Communications customers should be issued to and served upon Time Warner Cable for processing.
1) High Speed Data Subscriber Requests:
If you are seeking information in connection with a Road Runner High Speed Data (“RR”) IP address, please provide the IP address, along with the specific date, time and time zone during which the IP was in use. Because our residential IP addresses are assigned dynamically, we cannot conduct a search unless provided with this data (our commercial accounts are assigned static IP addresses). If your request is missing this data, it will be returned with a request that you submit corrected process.
If you are seeking information about a RR e-mail address, supply the e-mail address and we will conduct a search. However, note that e-mail addresses are less reliable data than IP addresses. Also, please note that we are only able to inform you if an account is assigned a particular e-mail address on the date on which we conduct our research. We have no historical data and may be unable to confirm who owned or used the address on any other date.
You may also provide an individual’s name and street address and we can research whether or not that person has (or ever had) a RR account with Time Warner Cable.
When serving a court order or a warrant that is a follow up to a prior preservation request, please include a copy of your prior request so that we can easily locate our pre-existing file in a timely manner.
Finally, please note that we can only provide basic account identifying information upon service of a subpoena. If you require detailed billing records, e-mail content, or other similar records beyond identifying information, pursuant to federal law, we will require a court order or warrant, depending on the nature of the records sought. You may wish to contact us for more information before pursuing the appropriate request so that we can offer direction.
Special Note about IPV6 and NAT:As you may have heard, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has nearly exhausted its pool of unallocated address space. IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP) that is designed to succeed IPv4. You will be able to easily identify the difference between an IPv4 and an IPv6 IP address. IPv4 addressing utilizes a dotted decimal format containing 4 octets (8 bit decimal numbers in the range of 0 through 255; e.g. 192.0.2.235) separated with dots. The much larger 128 bit address space in IPv6 IP makes use of hexadecimal notation and separates each 16 bit segment with a colon. The IPv6 format includes a combination of alpha and numeric characters e.g. 2001:0db8:ac10:fe01:0000;0000;0000;0000. If you are looking for a Time Warner Cable subscriber with an IPv6 IP address, we will require the same information we currently require to conduct IPv4 subscriber lookups, that is: IP address, date, time and time zone during which the IP address was in use.
An alternative method of preserving limited IPv4 addresses in WiFi and wireless data environments is to use NAT (Network Address Translation) technology. In this environment, all users behind the WiFi or wireless router will appear to have the same IPv4 IP address. In order for TWC to identify a specific user behind a WiFi or wireless device, requesting parties should provide TWC with the IP address, the date and time the IP address was used to the second, the time zone, and the port. All NAT IPv4 addresses look like all non-NAT IPv4 addresses. To avoid delay, please include this additional information for all IPv4 look up requests.
2) In the interest of saving time and preventing your office/agency from submitting a request to us that does not correspond to a Time Warner Cable
subscriber, we highly suggest that you consult the American Registry for Internet Numbers Database before sending your lawful process. This database can be found at http://www.arin.net/index.shtml. In most cases, performing a search on this website will allow you to verify the internet service provider for an IP address. Please note: although this website will help you to confirm that Time Warner Cable/Road Runner is the proper entity, please serve the actual subpoena directly to the attention of the Subpoena Compliance Team at the address specified below. All requests are handled by our Subpoena Compliance Team at the address identified in item number 5 below.
It may also be helpful to note that there are additional entities that offer Road Runner high speed data internet service to their subscribers. In addition to Time Warner Cable, Road Runner is also provided by such companies such as Bright House Networks (http://www.mybrighthouse.com/corporate.aspx) and Insight Communications (http://www.insight-com.com/default.htm). Time Warner Cable cannot respond to requests that seek data regarding a subscriber to one of these other services.
3) Notice to Time Warner Cable’s RR and Telephone Subscribers:
Absent explicit direction from law enforcement to the contrary, it is Time Warner Cable’s current practice to provide meaningful notice to our customers of any process that seeks personally identifiable information about them. It typically takes 10-14 calendar days to notify our customers and provide them an opportunity to object before we comply with any such request for their information.
If a law enforcement agency is issuing a subpoena for customer information pursuant to an ongoing investigation and there is concern that providing notice to that customer may jeopardize their investigation, the subpoena must include a “non-disclosure” request or statement. For example: “Time Warner Cable is directed not to disclose this subpoena to any party as such disclosure may interfere with an ongoing investigation.” If non-disclosure is not important, please so note on the process so that we don’t waste time contacting you to confirm that disclosure will not interfere with your investigation.
4) Video Subscriber Requests:
47 U.S.C. s. 551(c), the federal Cable Privacy Act (the “Act”), prohibits a cable operator from disclosing "personally identifiable information concerning any subscriber without the prior written or electronic consent of the subscriber concerned or a court order. You must provide us with the appropriate consent or court order so that we can assist you while complying with federal law. If you are planning on seeking information through a court order, please provide us with sufficient advance notice of the hearing date so we can provide notice of it to our subscriber. Please also note that upon receipt of an order we will, as required by the Act and unless otherwise directed by the Court, provide our subscriber with notice of your request.
Please contact our Subpoena Compliance Team at the number below if you require additional information about this process before pursuing a court order.
5) Our Contact Information:
Time Warner Cable
Subpoena Compliance Team
13820 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Tel: (703) 345-3422
Fax: (704) 697-4911
Please note that we have set up our subpoena fax line so that it will return an automatic confirmation of receipt of a fax. However, the return confirmation will only work if your fax machine is properly configured to allow it to accept a return transmission from our fax line.
6) Note Regarding CALEA/Digital Phone Service Related Requests:
Verification of telephone service assignment prior to submitting legal process:
In the interest of saving time and preventing your agency from submitting a request to us that does not correspond to a Time Warner Cable subscriber, we highly suggest that you consult the Neustar LEAP database before sending your lawful process. This database can be found at http://leap.neustar.biz. Note that the LEAP database is a subscription-based product available only to law enforcement agencies.
Requests for Assistance from PSAPs:
If you are a PSAP that requires assistance locating address information in connection with a 911 call and your NPAC query has indicated that the service provider is Sprint (SPRCL is Sprint’s NENA ID), please contact Sprint/Nextel Corporate Security at 1-866-398-3284.
Service of process questions and status requests should be submitted via e-mail to SubpoenaInquiry@twcable.com. Please do not call us with these inquiries. When sending an email seeking the status of a subpoena you previously submitted, please include the name of the agent who submitted the request; the date the request was submitted; the name, address, IP address, e-mail address, or phone number for which information is being sought.
8) Emergency Requests:
We will only process emergency requests of a life and death nature on an expedited basis if law enforcement first contacts us via phone to alert us that such a request is being submitted. If you write “urgent” or “emergency” on your request, we will not be able to distinguish this as a true life and death situation as so many other important matters contain these notes.
You can reach us 24/7 at (703) 345-3422 and select the option for emergencies.
9) Time for Response:
Due to the volume of subpoena requests received by Time Warner Cable, responsive information is generally provided within 10-14 business days. Expedited responses, if resources permit, will generally be provided within 3 business days. Emergency responses are attempted to be made in real time.
10) Cost Reimbursement:
We reserve the right to seek cost reimbursement in connection with any request served upon us. For intensive requests, we charge different amounts depending on the time and effort required to comply with your request and we will seek a cost reimbursement agreement with your office prior to processing any such request.
11) Records Retention:
The following retention policies generally apply to frequently sought records:
IP Address Assignment Logs: Up to 6 months
Call Records: Call Detail Records (“CDRs”) for billed calls (i.e., international; OS/DA; any interstate billed call), inbound calls and local/intrastate calls are maintained for 18 months.
Preservation Requests: 90 days
Connection Logs: We do not maintain information regarding connection logs or start/stop times for internet use.
E-mail content: E-mail content is generally not available as subscriber E-mail is stored on our server only until it is opened.
Law enforcement contact information for assistance with lawful intercept requests is listed below.
Service of National Security Letters (“NSL”) should be coordinated through the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office (202-278-2000). That office will then forward the NSL directly to TWC Security Operations.
Time Warner Cable
13820 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
After Hours Phone: 877-777-2263
12) Employee Services:
For legal requests seeking TWC employee information, please send your request to TWC.ESC.Subpoenas@twcable.com or Charlotte Corporate Office at 7800 Crescent Executive Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. Please call 704-206-4660 ext. 1641507 for any questions or follow up requests.