SAN ANTONIO, March 11, 2015 – Time Warner Cable (TWC) has begun the roll out of faster Internet speeds, with the first wave of customers in the San Antonio area now having access to Internet speeds of up to 300 Mbps. All six of TWC’s Internet plans will see significant increases as part of the “TWC Maxx” launch that features ultra-fast Internet speeds, state-of-the-art TV services and best-in-class reliability.
Starting this week, more than 75,000 customers in the San Antonio area will receive the faster Internet speeds as part of the first phase of the roll out. All TWC Internet customers in the area will receive the faster speeds by the end of July.
Areas in this first phase include:
- Balcones Heights
- China Grove
- Far North East side, including Thousand Oaks, Nacogdoches roads
- Huebner between I-10 and Bitters
- Pecan Valley
- Shavano Park
- South Side—west of I-35 between Highway 90 and Loop 410
- West Side, including areas around Woodlawn and Commerce streets
“Our customers have asked for faster Internet speeds and we’re now able to provide these faster speeds at no additional cost to all of our customers in the San Antonio area,” said Ike Wells, Regional Vice President of Operations for Time Warner Cable in Texas. “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 reminders on how to obtain a new modem.
TWC Maxx will be available to all customers in the San Antonio area including: Alamo Heights, Boerne, Brooks City Base, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, China Grove, Cibolo, Converse, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Fort Sam Houston, Garden Ridge, Grey Forest, Helotes, Kelly AFB, Kirby, Lackland AFB, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Marion, New Braunfels, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Schertz, Seguin, Selma, Shavano Park, Somerset, Universal City, Von Ormy and Windcrest.
Along with TWC Maxx, Time Warner Cable will also roll out TWC WiFi© Hotspots in the San Antonio area this year. The TWC WiFi Hotspots have already started deploying in small business locations that customers frequent like restaurants, cafes, hair salons and doctor’s offices. Outdoor locations will begin deployment towards the end of the first quarter.
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 to 50 Mbps, will receive up to 300 Mbps, at no extra charge.
New TV Experience
The advanced TV experience includes an Enhanced DVR, 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 has reached 19,000 titles and growing.
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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