Tag Archives: Time Warner Cable

U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service

In 2004, the [Lafayette, Louisiana] utilities system decided to provide a fiber-to-the-home [Internet] service. [...]

From 2007 to mid-2011, people living in Lafayette saved $5.7 million on telecommunications services. [...]

According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance [...] these community-owned networks are generally faster, more reliable and cheaper than those of the private carriers, and provide better customer service. [...]

In 2011, six Time Warner lobbyists persuaded the North Carolina legislature to pass a “level playing field” bill making it impossible for cities in that state to create their own high-speed Internet access networks.

Thanks, Time Warner Cable!

Google Rivals in Kansas City Want the Same Incentives

To entice Google Inc. to build its ultra-high-speed fiber network there, Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., offered the Internet company sweeteners including several free or discounted city services. Now, Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc., the incumbent Internet and TV providers in town, are angling to get the same deal.

Too bad.

If Time Warner or AT&T came out with an ambitious plan to offer residents ultra-fast fiber-to-the-home Internet access–like Google did–they would have gotten the same deals.

But they didn’t.