|[July 18, 2014]
Time Warner Cable's All-Digital Transformation in 2014 Sets Foundation for 'Gigasphere' - Bringing One Gigabit-Per-Second Internet Speeds to Los Angeles Residents
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Time Warner (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert)®, 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 (News - Alert) include:
Detailed information on "TWC Maxx," which includes the current
network upgrades across the LA region. These investments have allowed
Time Warner Cable to deliver up to 300 megabit-per-second (Mbps)
Internet connections to hundreds of thousands of LA region customers
already and improve network reliability. TWC plans to complete the
enhancements for all remaining customers in our LA service area by the
end of the year.
Progress on the company's network transformation to "all-digital" in
Los Angeles, which replaces bandwidth-intensive analog video channels
with much greater digital capacity, which positions TWC to deploy new
services and faster Internet speeds.
Catalog of all TWC's current fiber-based broadband and Ethernet
solutions that already serve businesses as well as government and
academic facilities with multi-gigabit speed connections.
Details on TWC's continuing deployment of TWC WiFi (News - Alert)® public hotspots
blanketing the city and are free to the majority of TWC Internet
"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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