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Road Runner (Standard, Turbo and Extreme) Customers Can Experience Burst of Faster Downloading Speeds FREE

Release Date: 06/27/2008

Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region has launched PowerBoost™, a new technology that allows Standard, Turbo and Extreme Road Runner customers to temporarily experience download speeds significantly faster than their current speed at no extra cost.  With PowerBoost™, customers will see a substantial speed increase while downloading large files from the Internet. 

“PowerBoost™ will jumpstart a large file download, reducing overall download time.  By delivering this free, time-saving feature, users will have more time to explore the multitude of media available online,” according to Howard Szarfarc, the Region’s Executive Vice President. 

PowerBoost™ will be available to Standard, Turbo and Extreme Road Runner customers across the NYC Region’s footprint over the next few months.  The service launched today on Staten Island. 

PowerBoost™ is compatible with DOCSIS 1.1 cable modems and above, as well as Time Warner Cable’s certified home networking devices.  PowerBoost™ speeds will vary according to network capacity.  Customers can visit a local Time Warner Cable store or contact the company to make arrangements for their modem switch out, if desired.

About Time Warner Cable   
Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region serves over 1.4 million customers in four boroughs
(Manhattan, Queens, western Brooklyn and Staten Island), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley
(Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and
Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.  Visit

Time Warner Cable is the second largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically
advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas: New York State
(including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles)
and Texas.  As of March 31, 2008, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.7 million
customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high speed online and voice ser-
vices, representing approximately 33 million revenue-generating units.

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