New York, NY – January 26, 2012 – Time Warner Cable today announced that it has selected a facility run by the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) to be the site of the next Time Warner Cable Learning Lab, which is a state-of-the-art technology center that will serve as a vital technology resource for members of the local community. The Time Warner Cable Learning Lab will be outfitted with $50,000 worth of computers and printers, computer software, Time Warner Cable Business Class High-Speed Internet service and flat screen high definition (HD) televisions – all paid for by Time Warner Cable.
Over the next several years, Time Warner Cable anticipates bringing an additional $20,000 in complimentary high-speed Internet and TV services to this technology center, increasing Time Warner Cable’s donation to more than $70,000. Today’s announcement was made by Time Warner Cable at the CPC’s 47th Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese New Year. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who represents Chinatown, guided the creation of the center.
The Learning Lab will be located at 165 Eldridge Street inside a community center run by CPC in New York City’s Chinatown in Lower Manhattan, and is expected to be open within a few months.
“Time Warner Cable has been deeply rooted in New York City’s communities for roughly 40 years and is proud to bring this state-of-the-art technology center to the people served by the CPC,” said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations in NYC, Time Warner Cable. “The CPC is an important partner of Time Warner Cable to help connect all New Yorkers with high-speed Internet. We also thank Speaker Silver for providing the leadership to help make our partnership with the CPC possible.”
“We are pleased to work with Time Warner Cable as a private sector partner to provide our community with a state-of-the-art technology center during a difficult economy,” said CPC Executive Director David Chen. “The equipment is a particularly important resource to our Workforce Division, which provides job training and placement services.”
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said, “This new learning and technology center will be a vital resource for our community. By providing free Internet access to everybody from children to seniors, we are helping to create new educational opportunities and allowing our residents to develop important skills. I want to thank Time Warner Cable for investing in our community and the Chinese-American Planning Council for partnering on this new center and for all of the outstanding work it does in Chinatown.”
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council is one of the largest nonprofit providers of educational, social and community services for Asian Americans in the United States. It now serves over 8,000 people daily through over 70 programs in 32 locations citywide. It administers community services, childcare, youth services, workforce development, senior services, home attendant services, housing, and cultural services. CPC's mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese Americans in New York City by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream.
Time Warner Cable continues to be an active member of the Chinese community and provides Mandarin and Cantonese programming in the New York City area. Time Warner Cable also offers customers the option of speaking with a customer care agent in both Mandarin and Cantonese through a dedicated telephone number (718-358-7928). In addition, Time Warner Cable offers International OnePrice phone service to help connect family and friends in more than 100 countries, including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The Time Warner Cable Learning Lab initiative is a program that will bring 40 state-of-the-art technology centers over the next several years to the New York City boroughs served by Time Warner Cable, which include Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The initiative began in 2010 and three Time Warner Cable Learning Labs have already opened in Upper Manhattan (Police Athletic League’s Harlem Center), Queens (Sunnyside Community Services) and Staten Island (Gerard Carter Community Center).
To learn more about Time Warner Cable Learning Labs initiative, please visit http://www.timewarnercable.com/nynj/about/community/learninglab.html.
Time Warner Cable’s New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.
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