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TWC lights up Empire State Building with fiber-based services

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 3:15pm
Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable Business Class, the commercial services division of Time Warner Cable, recently scored a high-profile customer win after expanding its fiber-optic network to the Empire State Building.

With the fiber build-out in New York City, Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) is providing all tenants of the skyscraper with access to a dedicated Internet network that provides high-bandwidth capabilities and speeds that can reach 1,000 Mbps.

Along with the faster data speeds, the network also enables businesses to have their voice, Ethernet, TV and video transport services delivered over fiber, which should prove attractive to future and current business tenants of the Empire State Building.

“We are very pleased to wire the Empire State Building with the latest in fiber-optic technology, which enables tenants to connect to a network with incredible bandwidth capabilities and far superior Internet speeds,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, president of Time Warner Cable Business Class for the East Region. “Lighting up the Empire State Building is an important milestone in our efforts to bring fiber access to more business locations and help New York City attract international business investments. We thank the Empire State Building’s management team and W&H Properties for working with us to complete this important project.”

TWCBC, which competes against Verizon in some of the New York City boroughs, is actively expanding its fiber-optic network in New York City. The company also offers hybrid fiber/coax services to business through the city, including the Empire State Building.

“Time Warner Cable is a wonderful partner to bring to the Empire State Building,” said Anthony E. Malkin of the Empire State Building. “Part of our Empire State Rebuilding program has been to update every aspect of infrastructure to make the ‘world’s most famous office building’ the world’s state-of-the-art standard. Time Warner Cable will offer key benefits to our tenants, nearly 3 million square feet of them.”

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