Time Warner Cable upgrades network to enhance Internet speed to up to 300 Mbps

Time Warner Cable today announced that it upgraded its network to enhance Internet speeds to up to 300 Mbps in several New York City and Los Angeles communities.

TWC has enhanced speeds for all its residential Internet plans in Costa Mesa and West Hollywood in California and in areas of Woodside (in Queens) and Staten Island in New York City.

The company said TWC customers who subscribe to the Standard Internet plan, formerly up to 15 Mbps, will now receive up to 50 Mbps, and customers who subscribe to the Ultimate plan, formerly up to 100 Mbps, will receive up to 300 Mbps – more than three times their current speeds, at no extra charge.

Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Robert D. Marcus

Customers will need a DOCSIS 3.0 modem to enjoy the full benefits of the speed increases, and will be contacted by Time Warner Cable about their choices for receiving a new device, said TWC.

“These significant speed increases and network enhancements will allow our Internet customers to get the most out of their TWC experience,” said Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Robert D. Marcus.

Time Warner Cable is adopting new network performance standards companywide to transform the customer experience market by market. The company will be completing the transformation in the New York and LA markets by year end.

TWC will start network and Internet speed upgrades in the LA areas of Covina, Cypress, Hoover, Crenshaw District and Jefferson Park, and to upper Manhattan and additional neighborhoods in Queens and Staten Island in New York City.

By the end of June, TWC will be delivering the new, faster speed plans to more than 200,000 customers.

Enterprise focus

Time Warner Cable Business Services has unveiled speed tiers of 100 x 10, 200 x 20 and 300 x 20 as new options in its Wideband portfolio.

TWC Business Services also offers a symmetrical fiber-based Internet service that delivers speeds of up to 10 x 10 gigabits per second for business customers.

TWC will expand its On Demand library to nearly 75,000 hours of content. Customers throughout New York City and in parts of Los Angeles are already receiving the all-digital lineup. By year-end, it will be available throughout the entire LA market.

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