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Posts tagged “Time Warner Cable”

Updated 2:29 p.m. today

AT&T, video streamers among big winners in Comcast-TWC deal collapse

Comcast Time Warner Cable The breakdown of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is being seen as a blow to Comcast and the cable industry in general. Conversely, it's being hailed as a victory for consumer advocates and the competitors of the two companies.

Updated April 24

IBM tops cloud survey; Dropbox collaborative notes; Comcast-TWC deal dead; 'taxibots' to replace cars?; Cablevision's cheaper offer

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: IBM tops Microsoft and Amazon in a survey of businesses seeking cloud services; Dropbox eyes a new collaborative notes service; Comcast-TWC deal is dead; "taxibots" to replace cars?; and Cablevision unveils a new plan to attract cable cutters.

April 23

Facebook call app; AT&T expects merger OK; FCC killing Comcast-TWC deal?; Facebook earnings; eBay thinks small

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Want to make a call on Facebook? There's an app for that; AT&T sees DirecTV merger advancing; is the FCC killing the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal?; Facebook strong in mobile ads; eBay thinks small as PayPal split nears.

Updated March 18

Premium Lock AT&T slashes ultra-fast Internet prices, expands services in Triangle

Fiber optic network                   AT&T is expanding the markets in the Triangle where it is offering ultra-fast Internet service and at the same time is slashing prices to as low as $70 per month from the previous $120. Current AT&T customers also may see automatic increases in speed by March 31. Plus, AT&T is boosting Wi-Fi speeds.

Updated March 5

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable upgrades Internet speeds in response to fiber services

TWC's Triangle headquarters Time Warner Cable is reacting to ultra-fast Internet offerings from rivals AT&T and Frontier Communications as well as forthcoming service from Google Fiber by upgrading its entertainment network to all digital. TWC is tripling Internet speeds, but those fall well short of gigabit service through fiber.

November 21, 2014

Premium Lock FCC: 'Big dogs' will sue any new net neutrality rules

FCC Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?

Updated October 29, 2014

Premium Lock Not so fast cordcutters; cable's not going anywhere anytime soon

Cord cutters rejoiced ltwo weeks ago after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don't sound the death knell for cable companies yet.

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Updated August 28, 2014

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable: 'Erroneous configuration' triggered nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable says its nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday was triggered by an internal mistake during network maintenance. TWC apologizes, saying "a failure of this size is very serious."

TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday

Updated August 28, 2014

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable's Internet outage hammers small businesses

Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday outraged customers. But perhaps the hardest hit were small businesses that rely on the Internet for their livelihood. Among those were a 17-year-old entrepreneur running his own business in Wake Forest and a full-time telecommuter in Raleigh seeking to manage business analysts in New York.


Updated August 27, 2014

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable says Internet service restored after nationwide outage

Time Warner Cable battled a massive Internet outage Wednesday morning - and it used Twitter to provide updates. But even the user of Twitter by TWC is slow, the cable giant acknowledges. Service has been largely restored, the company says.

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Updated August 27, 2014

Premium Lock Outrage! Twitter reacts to Time Warner Cable outage

TWC If you're a Time Warner Cable Internet customer and couldn't get access Wednesday morning, you weren't alone. Here's how Twitter reacted to the outage.

Updated August 27, 2014

Premium Lock TWC customers unleash anger over massive Internet outage

Readers from around the Triangle, eastern N.C. and as far away as San Antonio reacted with frustration and anger as Time Warner Cable's nation-wide Internet outage dragged on for hours early Wednesday. Some say problems began as early as 1 a.m. TWC didn't acknowledge a problem until just after 4 a.m. through Twitter. Others say they have had trouble for several days.

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August 27, 2014

Premium Lock How did your business deal with TWC Internet outage?

Fiber optic network                   How did your business deal with the hours-long, nationwide Time Warner Cable Internet outage early Wednesday? We want to know.

Updated August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Preview of what's coming to RTP: AT&T ramps to 'gigapower' in Austin

AT&T is in the process of engineering its ultrafast Internet footprint in the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative, and a preview of what's coming began Monday in Texas. Customers in Austin can now get access to gigabit Internet in some areas. Here's a look at what AT&T is offering and what competitors are doing.

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August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Internet speedometer report shows N.C. is s-l-o-w

How fast - or slow, depending on your point of view - is overall Internet access in North Carolina? How about slower than in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and especially Virginia? In fact, the tar Heel state ranks 30th, according to a new report. The data shows new fiber networks can't be deployed quickly enough to satisfy net users thirsting for speed.

Caution is out  - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C. Caution is out - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C.

Updated July 31, 2014

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

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July 22, 2014

Premium Lock Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Report: N.C. not even in top 10 for U.S. broadband

Broadband technology firm Akamai's new report on global and U.S. broadband availability documents North Carolina's need for faster broadband service. The Tar Heel state isn't even in the top 10 - and the U.S. ranks seventh globally. But take heart, Americans, we are only 1 percentage point behind Latvia! As for 4K TV - well, our networks have a long way to go.

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June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Lingering email outage a black eye Time Warner Cable doesn't need

e-mail   Facing the threat of increased competition for high-speed Internet and cable TV customers, the last thing Time Warner Cable needed was a service problem. But it's got one - a week-long email "issue."

June 16, 2014

Premium Lock Latest broadband news on FCC, Net Neutrality, Cisco, TWC, AT&T, Telehealth

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same; Former Time Warner Cable CEO passes; FCC head says bad state laws are blocking high-speed broadband; public comments on net neutrality open; AT&T sells DirectTV merger in filing; and surgery in high-definition. Some of the latest broadband news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

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