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Time Warner Cable Business Class Investing to Expand Its Fiber-Optic Network for Education

16 school systems across North Carolina now offer Time Warner Cable Business Class gigabit service to their schools

Release Date: 02/18/2013

Charlotte, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC), a division of Time Warner Cable, has expanded its fiber-optic network offering gigabit service to help school systems throughout North Carolina enable 21stcentury learning and meet online testing requirements. The investment aligns closely with the company’s desire to attract growth businesses that rely heavily on advanced communications technology.

“We are very pleased to work with local school systems across North Carolina, making significant investments that ensure these institutions have the infrastructure to successfully prepare students for their technology needs,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, President of Time Warner Cable Business Class, East Region.“ Our fiber-optic network provides dedicated Internet access at incredible speeds and high-bandwidth capabilities to serve the communications needs of these schools across North Carolina.”

TWCBC is the largest school data provider in North Carolina, serving 25 school systems across the state. With TWCBC’s $7 million dollar investment, 16 of those systems and more than 717 schools are utilizing superfast gigabit speeds.

“Many schools are moving to online technology and it’s wonderful to see Time Warner Cable Business Class partner with the school systems across North Carolina,” said state Sen. Rick Gunn District 24 representing Alamance and Caswell County. “This partnership will enable better connectivity into the digital world and connect our children with the tools necessary to be more competitive on a national scale.”

The company’s advanced fiber-optic network enables education, health care, and business entities to connect to a dedicated Internet network that delivers speeds exceeding 1 gigabit per second. The same high-bandwidth network also has the capacity to provide voice, Ethernet, TV and video transport solutions. The expansion announced today will extend this network to provide these same services to the school systems throughout North Carolina.

“With evolving technology needs, Time Warner Cable Business Class provided our county with the bandwidth needed for our students to succeed,” said Dr. Allan Jordan, Assistant Superintendent Granville County Schools. “Time Warner Cable Business Class has become a valued partner in our work to provide quality learning opportunities for students across our county.”

The following school districts are enabling schools with Time Warner Business Class gigabit speeds: Alamance Burlington; Anson Co Schools; Cabarrus County Schools; Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools; Cumberland Co; Durham; Gaston; Granville; Guilford; Kannapolis City Schools; Lexington City Schools; Mount Airy; Richmond County Schools; Robeson; Rockingham Co Schools; Rowan Salisbury Schools; Stokes County Schools; Wake Co School; Wayne County Schools; Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co.

About Time Warner Cable Business Class
Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), offers a full complement of business communications tools to small-and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its phone, Internet, Ethernet, cable TV and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Through its NaviSite subsidiary, the Company also offers managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998. Today, it serves approximately 550,000 business customers throughout Time Warner Cable’s markets.

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