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Time Warner Cable rolls D3 tier into Texas communities

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable has lit the candle on its DOCSIS 3.0-based tier in Austin and plans on offering the wideband service to additional Texas communities by this fall.

With the latest launch of its Wideband Internet, which features downstream speeds of up to 50 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 5 Mbps, more than 70 percent of Time Warner Cable's subscribers in Austin have access to the service, with the rest coming online by the end of August. Time Warner is charging $99.99 per month for its Wideband Internet tier, which also includes Wi-Fi in the cable modem.

Time Warner Cable is also increasing the speed of its Road Runner Extreme in some Texas markets from 20 Mbps/2 Mbps to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps. Bundle pricing for Road Runner Extreme is $64.99.

Time Warner Cable said the San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls markets were also slated for Wideband rollouts. Both Wideband Internet and the faster Road Runner Extreme tiers will be fully launched in these communities by the end of September.

The nation's second-largest cable operator previously launched its DOCSIS 3.0 in Dallas last year.

"Time Warner Cable continues to lead the way as the most popular broadband provider in Central Texas by bringing our customers an increase in speeds they've asked for," said Gordon Harp, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable in Texas. "Through our advanced fiber-optic network, we deliver innovative, cutting-edge products that speak to the growing needs of both the tech-savvy user and multimedia families who want the optimum speeds."

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