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I.S. 27 STUDENTS 'CRACK THE CODE' WITH TIME WARNER CABLE

Release Date: 02/16/2012

NEW YORK, February 16, 2012 - Time Warner Cable celebrated Valentine’s Day at its Flatiron office by unlocking the mysteries behind wireless communications as part of its Cracking the Codes in the Wireless World™ curriculum with a group of middle school students from I.S. 27 through the New York Urban League on Staten Island.  Students quickly delved into the curriculum with the help of 16 employee volunteers from the information technology, communications, business services and human resources departments.  The workshop activities demonstrated the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that support cable television infrastructure and delivery.

Through fun and engaging hands-on activities, students experienced the technologies behind the wireless products they encounter every day.  Activities were organized into three areas - Create, Transmit and Connect.  In Create, students explored different types of digital content, and the codes that keep it protected.  In Transmit, participants modeled a home wireless network and strategized how to send information more efficiently over the network.  In Connect, students experienced how multiple wireless technologies communicate and built a backhaul network to see how wireless depends on wired technologies. 

“Time Warner Cable was excited to host students from Staten Island’s I.S. 27 through the New York Urban League to bring a hands-on opportunity for them to explore the science and technologies that deliver entertainment to our customers,” said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations in New York City. “Time Warner Cable's partnership with the New York Urban League is a great example of our continued investment in the diverse communities in the New York City market area. Through our Connect A Million Minds initiative, we hope to inspire young people to look into how math and engineering make an impact in our everyday life.”

Connect a Million Minds® is an initiative created by Time Warner Cable in 2009, designed to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information about Connect a Million Minds®, visit http://www.connectamillionminds.com

 
Time Warner Cable invited students from I.S. 27 through the New York Urban League on Staten Island to participate in its Cracking the Codes in the Wireless World curriculum on February 14 at the company’s Flatiron office. Photo credit: Maryanne Ravenel for Time Warner Cable   Time Warner Cable employee volunteers showcased the technologies behind the wireless products encountered every day to students from I.S. 27 through the New York Urban League on Staten Island. Photo credit: Maryanne Ravenel for Time Warner Cable
     
 
Time Warner Cable employees showed students from the New York Urban League and I.S. 27 on Staten Island the difference in Internet speeds for 2G, 3G and 4G, and how to send digital content over the Internet more efficiently through a fun, hands-on activity. Photo credit: Maryanne Ravenel for Time Warner Cable   Students from I.S. 27 on Staten Island explored the different kinds of digital content that travel over the Internet with guidance from Time Warner Cable employee volunteers. Photo credit: Maryanne Ravenel for Time Warner Cable

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

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