Fayetteville, NC (September 15, 2011) – As part of a $1.5 million network upgrade, Time Warner Cable Road Runner customers in the Fayetteville, Southern Pines and Lumberton areas will receive faster download and upload speeds for their existing Broadband and Turbo Internet service at no additional cost. The new speeds are as follows:
|Product||New Speed||Old Speed|
|Road Runner® Turbo with PowerBoost®||15 Mbps/1Mbps||10 Mbps/512 Kbps|
|Road Runner® Broadband with PowerBoost®||10 Mbps/1 Mbps||7 Mbps/384 Kbps|
Existing residential customers can access the new higher speeds immediately by rebooting their cable modem, which is easily accomplished by leaving it unplugged from electric power for about one minute. New customers will receive the faster speeds as they are connected to service.
Time Warner Cable also announces the launch of Wideband Internet service for residential and business customers in about 70 percent of the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg area, including Spring Lake. This next-generation Internet service offers blazing-fast downloads of up to 50 Mbps, more than three times faster than any current offering, with upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps.
“We are substantially increasing our download speeds and essentially doubling upload speeds for our Road Runner Broadband and Turbo customers. This upgrade is a key part of our commitment to deliver enhanced value to our customers and reflects the growing consumer appetite for faster speeds and demanding online applications,” said Christine Whitaker, area vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable Eastern North Carolina. “Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet demonstrates the robust capacity and adaptability of our network. The extreme speeds of Wideband Internet are perfect for businesses, the tech-savvy user and multimedia, multi-device families who simply want the fastest speeds available.”
Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet will be available throughout Fayetteville, Lumberton and Southern Pines by early 2012.
For more information about Wideband Internet, Road Runner and other Time Warner Cable products and services, visit www.yourtwc.com.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers. Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with 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. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.