Tag Archives: Time Warner Cable

U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service

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

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.