Company Overview

Our History

In the late 1940s, entrepreneurs using simple antennas and Army-surplus coaxial cable created the country’s first cable television systems and revolutionized the way Americans watched TV. More than 70 years later, Time Warner Cable (TWC), the second largest cable provider, owns and manages advanced, well-clustered cable systems throughout the United States. Time Warner Cable offers cutting edge digital technology, a rich range of home entertainment and information choices for the whole family to enjoy, and superior service that demonstrates customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

Let’s explore some of the milestones that bring us to today…


Key Milestones

Time Warner Cable has a long history of leadership within our industry and has led the way in technical innovation through the use of fiber optics to improve and expand our cable products and services.

  • 1968: American Television and Communications (ATC) is founded, planting the roots of today’s TWC.

  • 1973: Time Inc. acquires 9% of ATC (and, five years later, agreed to acquire 100% of the company); Warner Communications forms Warner Cable.

  • 1989: Merger of Time Inc. and Warner Cable announced, later to become Time Warner Inc.

  • 1992: ATC and Warner Cable become Time Warner Cable; NY1 News is launched in New York City.

  • 1996: RoadRunner®, the first cable-delivered high speed Internet service, is launched.

  • 1999: Digital cable and Video On Demand launched.

  • 2003: Digital phone service launched.

  • 2005: Triple Play offering is rolled out.

  • 2006: TWC gains additional systems and employees with Adelphia acquisition.

  • 2007: TWC becomes a public company.

  • 2009: TWC separates from Time Warner Inc.

  • 2011: TWC acquires NewWave Communications cable systems and business services subsidiary NaviSite to enable “cloud” services.

  • 2012: TWC acquires Insight Communications.

  • 2013: After 41 years in the cable industry, TWC Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt announces he will retire from the company at the end of the year. The Time Warner Cable Board of Directors elects Robert D. Marcus, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr. Britt as Chairman and CEO, effective January 1, 2014.

  • 2013: TWC acquires DukeNet Communications.

  • 2015: TWC enters into merger agreement with Charter Communications, Inc., which also agreed to combine with Bright House Networks.

  • 2016: Merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable closes.


Our Reach

  • Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 16 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and

  • Time Warner Cable serves customers in the following 29 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Go to TWC Stores.

  • Time Warner Cable employs more than 50,000 people across the U.S.

  • Time Warner Cable owns and provides customers with exclusive, local, all-news TV channels in New York, North Carolina and Texas that give viewers content targeted to their community interests and concerns.

  • In the mid-1990s, Time Warner Cable became the first cable company to be honored with an Emmy® Award by winning the Engineering Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technological Development. This recognized our pioneering work in using fiber optics to transmit broadband signals, a development that helped enable the convergence of the cable television, computer and telephone industries. Since then, we have earned eight more Technology and Engineering Emmys: Best Use of On Demand Technology Over Private Networks for Start Over® (2005-2006); Development, Productization and Commercialization of Interactive Video on Demand Two-Way Infrastructure and Signaling (2006-2007); Full-Service Network (2011); Pioneering the Development of Multi-Room DVR (2011-2012); Development and Commercialization of Cable Interconnects for Local Video Ad Insertion (ADLINK, 2011-2012); Pioneering Work in Implementation and Deployment of Network DVR (2012-2013); Pioneering Development of Video on Demand (VOD) Dynamic Advertising Insertion (2012-2013) and Pioneering Delivery of Pay-TV Linear Video to Consumer Owned and Managed Devices over an IP Connection (2013-2014).


Our Customers*

15.9 million customer relationships

10.8 million residential video subscribers

12.7 million residential high-speed data subscribers

6.3 million residential voice subscribers


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*as of December 31, 2015