CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 30, 2015) –Time Warner Cable (TWC) has begun the rollout of faster Internet speeds, with the first wave of customers in the Charlotte area now having access to Internet speeds of up to 300 Mbps. All six of TWC’s Internet plans will see significant increases by the end of the year as part of the TWC Maxx launch that features ultra-fast Internet speeds, state-of-the-art TV services and rock solid reliability.
Starting this week, TWC Internet customers in the Charlotte area will receive the faster Internet speeds as part of the first phase of the rollout. Areas in this first phase include East Charlotte, Old Steele Creek Road, the West Boulevard Corridor, West Morehead Street and Wilkinson Boulevard in the city of Charlotte, as well as the communities of Albemarle, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cramerton, Danby, Gastonia, Huntersville, Patterson Springs, Pineville, Plyer, Ranlo and Shelby. Customers throughout the remainder of Charlotte and surrounding areas will see their speeds increase by the end of fall 2015.
“Our customers have asked for faster Internet speeds and we’re now able to provide these faster speeds at no additional monthly cost to our customers in the Charlotte area,” said Darrel Hegar, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable. “This is just the beginning of the benefits customers will see from our TWC Maxx initiative that will enhance our Internet, video and reliability.”
Some customers will need to switch out their modems to receive the faster speeds and they have been communicated with via mail, email and phone messages with information on how to obtain a new modem.
Along with TWC Maxx, Time Warner Cable has rolled out more than 6,000 TWC WiFi® Hotspots located both in popular outdoor areas and in indoor small business locations throughout the Charlotte area, like restaurants, cafes, salons and shopping malls, with more hotspots to be added through 2015.
TWC WiFi is available free to Time Warner Cable residential Internet customers with qualifying service tiers (minimum Standard or Extreme) and all Business Class Internet customers.
The key components of TWC’s new customer experience with TWC Maxx are:
New Internet Experience for Residential Customers
The Internet transformation beginning this month includes speed increases on TWC residential Internet plans at no additional cost, with customers experiencing increases up to six times faster, depending on their current level of Internet service. For example, customers who subscribe to Standard, formerly up to 15 Mbps, will now receive up to 50 Mbps, customers who subscribe to Extreme, formerly up to 30 Mbps, will now receive up to 200 Mbps; and customers who subscribe to Ultimate, formerly up to100 Mbps, will receive up to 300 Mbps, at no extra charge.
New TV Experience
The advanced TV experience includes an Enhanced DVR, available now, which lets customers simultaneously record up to six different programs, and the ability to save 150 hours of high-definition (HD) programming on its 1TB (terabyte) hard drive, which is twice the storage of the largest prior model. Customers will also have access to an all-digital lineup and an expanded On Demand library that features 20,000 titles, growing to more than 30,000 by the end of the year.
Rock-Solid Network Reliability
As TWC has committed to new network performance standards companywide, this initiative will include a stringent review and upgrade of every network connection site (referred to as hubs) to ensure optimum service levels are delivered to every neighborhood. Each TWC hub serves thousands of customers with TV, Internet and phone services.
About Time Warner Cable
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