Time Warner Cable pumps D3 into central New York
After a slower start than other large cable operators, Time Warner Cable’s DOCSIS 3.0 launches have been coming at a fast and furious clip of late, which now includes two tiers that have been deployed in the Syracuse, N.Y., region.
On the heels of yesterday’s launch in the Dallas area , and in Buffalo last week , Time Warner Cable has rolled out its Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet and Road Runner Extreme tiers in central New York. Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet features 50 Mbps on the downstream and 5 Mbps on the upstream for $99.95 per month, while Road Runner Extreme is 30/5 for $69.95.
Currently, the residential service is available in about 30 percent of Time Warner Cable’s central New York division, including all of Syracuse. A spokesman for Time Warner Cable said a wideband offering for businesses would most likely launch next month in the area.
Time Warner Cable has picked its spots for the company’s strategic DOCSIS 3.0 deployments. To date, the nation’s second-largest cable operator has deployed the faster wideband tiers in markets where it competes against Verizon.
While Verizon has a service that features speeds of 50/20, it costs more with a price of $139.99 for a bundled offering, or $144.99 as a standalone service. (Here’s a breakdown of prices and tiers  for Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T.)
Time Warner Cable first launched DOCSIS 3.0 in New York City in the fall of last year before notching its second deployment last month in Cincinnati  with a business offering.