A Look at Time Warner Cable
About the Company
Time Warner Cable® is the second-largest cable provider in the United States. They provide television, Internet and phone service to customers in 28 states.
The company was formed in 1989 through a merger of Time Inc.’s cable television company, and Warner Cable, a division of Warner Communications. Originally, the company was controlled by media conglomerate Time Warner, but in March 2009, Time Warner completed a spin-off plan to give control of Time Warner Cable to shareholders. Though the content and cable operations are now separate, they are both headquartered in the same Manhattan building.
In addition to packages offering nationwide programming, Time Warner Cable also owns, operates, and provides local all-news TV channels in New York, North Carolina and Texas. These channels focus on local news in the community and are included in all cable TV packages in those areas.
Digital Cable TV
Time Warner Cable offers HDTV programming, optional DVR equipment and On Demand pay-per-view programming. Their digital cable includes Start Over and Look Back features, which enable customers to restart or peruse the backlog of a variety of different shows without recording them first.
Three Internet service offerings; high speed broadband Internet, which uses Time Warner Cable’s cable fiber network; DSL Internet service, using an existing phone line; wireless Internet, through a broadband connection and wireless router.
Digital home phone service plugs in to and uses existing phone line jacks. Base package includes unlimited calling anywhere in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Additional features: call history, caller ID on TV, voicemail service and more.
Mobile Internet utilizes 3G and 4G connections (where available) to wirelessly connect to the Internet. Time Warner Cable offers mobile connection gear—laptop cards, and mobile hotspot devices—and nationwide plans.
Time Warner Cable offers services in 28 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.