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Time Warner Cable arms Triad area of N.C. for D3 launches

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 7:15am
Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable is gearing up to launch its wideband data service to residential and business customers in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.

The High Point area is up first for Time Warner Cable's Wideband Internet service, which features up to 50 Mbps on the downstream and up to 5 Mbps on the upstream, with a launch slated for spring

"Time Warner Cable's Wideband Internet is our most powerful Internet product for customers and will more than triple current Internet speeds," said Dianne Blackwood, area vice president of operations for Greensboro. "Time Warner Cable is committed to delivering products that meet the high-speed data needs of our business customers and our residential customers who want the fastest speeds at home for their computers, smartphones and game consoles."

Time Warner Cable launched Wideband Internet in Charlotte in November for $99.95 per month, but the company didn't say what the DOCSIS 3.0-based service would cost in the Triad area where it competes against AT&T.

Time Warner Cable said that Triad customers would be able to connect up to five wireless devices simultaneously when the DOCSIS 3.0 service becomes available.

Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator and third-largest ISP, announced in January that it would launch Wideband Internet in North Carolina's Triangle Area, which includes Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and Wilson, this spring to residential and business customers.

While most cable operators haven't provided breakouts of their DOCSIS 3.0 subscribers, Time Warner Cable said it added 5,000 in the fourth quarter of last year.

Wideband Internet is also a key component of Time Warner Cable's premium Signature Home service, which was priced at $179 per month in Charlotte and $199.99 per month in New York City.

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