Report: Time Warner Cable launches D3 in Buffalo, Dallas

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 7:30am
Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable’s DOCSIS 3.0-enabled service is live in Buffalo, N.Y., and Dallas, according to

DSLReports said that Time Warner Cable has signed up its first DOCSIS 3.0 customer in Buffalo, and that the faster service is live, but unannounced, in Dallas.

“We have said we will be rolling DOCSIS 3.0 service in a number of markets in 2010,” Time Warner Cable spokesman Justin Venech wrote in an e-mail to CED this morning. “We are currently preparing for the next markets to launch, but at this time have not announced any specific launch dates, pricing or speeds for D3 services in Buffalo or Dallas.”

DSLReports cited a Time Warner Cable employee as the source for the launch in Buffalo, while members of its forum said the service was currently live in Dallas, with broader availability slated for March 19.

Time Warner Cable, the nation’s second-largest cable operator, has been a little slower than its cable operator counterparts to jump on the DOCSIS 3.0 bandwagon. The company’s first DOCSIS 3.0 deployment was in September in New York City, where it competes with Verizon. The New York City launch included DOCSIS 3.0 tiers for both residential and business customers.

Last month, Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable, launched its DOCSIS 3.0 Business Class Wideband Internet service in Cincinnati.

The speeds in Cincinnati were the same as in New York, with the fastest being up to 50 Mbps on the downstream and 5 Mbps on the upstream, with another tier at 20 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up. DSLReports said the 50 Mbps service was available in Buffalo.

In Cincinnati, the 50 Mbps service is priced at $349.95 per month, while the 20 Mbps is $309.95. In New York City, the 50 Mbps service is priced at $289.95 per month, while the 20 Mbps is $199.95.

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