Time Warner Cable (TWC) today announced the company is participating in
the City of Los Angeles' request for information (RFI) process for the
development of a communitywide broadband network that delivers
gigabit-capable, high-speed, high-quality and affordable broadband
connections to residences, businesses and city government.
TWC's response includes detailed information on its current and future
network and product enhancements that will enable Time Warner Cable to
deliver gigabit-per-second speeds for consumers in Los Angeles across
TWC's existing network that already spans the city and neighboring
"Over the last four years, Time Warner Cable has invested more than $1.5
billion to enhance our infrastructure and services in Los Angeles. This
significant investment coupled with new 'Gigasphere' technology
positions us to be able to introduce gigabit-per-second speeds in 2016,"
said Peter Stern, executive vice president and chief strategy, people
and corporate development officer at TWC. "Leveraging our existing
network allows us to deliver these speeds faster and with less
disruption than any other provider."
The company's infrastructure improvements, which leverages its existing
hybrid fiber-coax network already deployed across the city enables TWC
to quickly adopt and roll-out new technologies designed to bring
gigabit-per-second speeds to consumers in the near future. The technical
standard in development at CableLabs®, a cable technology consortium, is
named Gigasphere, also known as DOCSIS 3.1, and is expected to be ready
for initial pilots in 2015.
"As the new standard is certified and equipment manufacturers deliver
new hardware and modems, our Los Angeles system will beprepared to
begin deployment of gigabit speeds to consumers," added Stern. "We can
quickly adopt the new DOCSIS 3.1 standards and deliver gigabit speeds
for consumers across our entire Los Angeles footprint, not just select
neighborhoods and communities."
Highlights from TWC's response to the RFI include:
"We believe the introduction of consumer gigabit speeds in our near
future will facilitate even greater innovations among students,
entrepreneurs and many industries powering the Los Angeles economy,"
said Dinni Jain, chief operating officer at TWC. "Cable was the first to
bring broadband Internet to the masses nearly 20 years ago, and thanks
to the dynamic nature of our fiber-rich network, we foresee endless new
possibilities as we roll-out gigabit speeds to all of Los Angeles."
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) is among the largest providers of
video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,
connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each
other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice
services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to
wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed
applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm
of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies
innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of
Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com,
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