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Posts tagged “Time Warner Cable”

Updated April 10

Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

April 8

Comcast argues Time Warner Cable takeover will help consumers

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast says the $45 billion takeover will allow it to boost Internet speeds for Time Warner Cable Inc. customers, provide better video on demand service and broaden its commitment to "Net neutrality" -- the idea that Internet providers should not discriminate against web traffic.

Updated March 29

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: High speed Internet is a modern gold rush

ExitEvent ExitEvent and WRALTechWire will be cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Jivan Achreja offers his analysis on what Google Fiber could mean to the Triangle.

March 20

TWC execs set to get $135M 'golden parachute' in Comcast deal

Comcast Departing Time Warner Cable executives are in line to receive compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast's $45 billion acquisition.

Updated February 21

Premium Lock Google Fiber could help make NC the first 'gigastate'

If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."

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Updated February 20

Premium Lock Google picks Triangle for fiber network deployment list

The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.

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Updated February 20

Premium Lock NC Next Generation Network welcomes Google news but pushes ahead with own agenda

The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn

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Updated February 19

Premium Lock Here's what Google Fiber wants from metro areas to land network

In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

February 13

Premium Lock Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal may hinge on Internet access

Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable faces as much as a year of U.S. scrutiny that probably will end in approval after regulators secure pledges the combined company won't harm Internet users. The $45.2 billion deal was announced Thursday.

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Updated January 14

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable rejects 'low-ball' $61B buyout offer

Time Warner Cable worker checks WiFi Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus called the $132.50-a-share bid a "low-ball offer" in an interview. The proposal included about $83 cash per share and about $49.50 in stock, according to Charter. Excluding debt, the deal would be worth about $37.3 billion.

December 13, 2013

Premium Lock Charter is close to offer to buy Time Warner Cable, sources say

TWC Charter Communications could submit its offer to acquire Time Warner Cable as soon as next week. Read more about the possible offer.

November 25, 2013

Premium Lock Cable giants Comcast, Charter mull joint bid for Time Warner Cable

A breakup of Time Warner Cable, which Comcast and Charter Communications are said to be considering as part of a joint bid, would let the industry consolidate while potentially sidestepping regulatory hurdles.

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Updated October 28, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable boosts Internet speeds, cuts some prices

Time Warner Cable Time Warner Cable Inc. is doubling the Internet speeds of its fastest product and more than halving the price of its lowest-speed product to compete with its telecoms rivals AT&T and Verizon.

Updated October 8, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable buying DukeNet for $600 million in cash

Broadband DukeNet, a fiber optic network company based in Charlotte, provides data and bandwidth services to wireless carriers, data centers and other businesses and customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and five other states in the Southeast.

October 8, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable's fiber power play: Buying DukeNet

Just in time to coincide with the beginning of a new hockey season, Time Warner Cable is making a huge power play for high-speed Internet access in the Carolinas with the $600 million buy of DukeNet. If TWC wins regulatory approval - it scores.

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Updated September 9, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner joins IBM in moving retirees off corporate health plan

Healthcare reform Two big businesses, each with a major presence in North Carolina, are joining other major companies such as GE in moving retired workers to healthcare exchanges. Many more firms are expected to join the trend. "Things are going to change dramatically," one expert on healthcare trends says. "Over the next two to three years, we see a much more aggressive rethinking of what employers are going to provide."

July 3, 2013

Premium Lock Apple, Time Warner Cable reportedly near TV programming deal

Time Warner Cable Apple is nearing a deal with Time Warner Cable to give subscribers of the cable television service access to channels via Apple TV, sources tell Bloomberg news.

June 27, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable adding thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots in bid to keep customers

wifi Facing growing competition, the cable giant is expanding Wi-Fi coverage across Manhattan. It recently added thousands of hot spots in Los Angeles and is expanding in two metro areas where Google Fiber is being installed.

June 12, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner, other cable firms offer content providers incentives in bid to thwart online TV

Cable services Cable companies are seeking to keep customers by ensuring access to exclusive content while fending off competition from upstart Web providers. Time Warner Cable has more than 300 contracts, and some of them may bar media outlets from providing content to online pay-TV services, Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt says.

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