Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) today announced it is providing high-speed Internet and phone services to a high school located on Governors Island by utilizing microwave technology to extend its communications network across New York Harbor from the 66th floor of Trump-owned office building 40 Wall Street, located in Lower Manhattan.
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School went through most of last school year without these services due to Hurricane Sandy-afflicted damage to another provider’s network. The addition of TWCBC’s services helps to ensure that the school will continue to receive essentially needed Internet and phone services.
TWCBC installed a microwave antenna inside the 66th floor of 40 Wall Street, which is connected to the company’s communications network, and pointed the equipment at a similar antenna installed on the roof of The Harbor School. The direct sight line across New York Harbor enables a mini-link that wirelessly extends TWCBC’s network to serve the technology needs of the school’s students, faculty and administration. The space at 40 Wall Street was donated by its owner, The Trump Organization.
“Our innovative approach to bring services to the Harbor School speaks volumes about our dedication to customer service and the lengths we’ll go to find a solution to a customer’s needs,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Transformation Officer for TWCBC. “We wish the Harbor School a terrific school year and thank Donald Trump, Jr. for his help to make this project possible.”
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education built upon New York City’s maritime experience that instills in our students both the ethics and skills of environmental stewardship and on water job skills. The school is located on Governors Island, which occupies 172 acres in New York Harbor. The school is part of the New York City Department of Education. More information can be found at www.newyorkharborschool.org.
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