Faster Speeds Designed to Meet the Demands of Today's Broadband Home

Time Warner Cable announced it is boosting speeds for all of the company’s residential Internet customers across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts beginning today, and launching new service tiers for customers with even greater Internet speed demands.

The faster speeds are designed to meet the demands of today’s broadband home, where consumers are using multiple devices to stream video and music, play games online, upload photos and download movies as well as other large files.

The top downstream speed for Turbo Internet increased from 15 to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) and from 1 to 2 Mbps upstream. Standard Internet downstream speeds increased from 8 to 10 Mbps and upstream speeds doubled from 512 kilobits per second (Kbps) to 1 Mbps. Downstream speeds for Basic Internet doubled from 1.5 to 3 Mbps and from 256 Kbps to 1 Mbps upstream.

The faster speeds will be in effect automatically for all residential Time Warner Cable Internet customers with no change in the current price of the service.

“With Time Warner Cable’s faster Internet speeds customers can enjoy everything they love about the Internet better – streaming video, downloading digital music, watching live TV with the TWC TV™ iPad app, uploading photos and everyday web browsing,” said Paul S. Schonewolf, Time Warner Cable’s area vice president for operations for New England. “We continue to invest in our network to boost speeds and deliver more value for our customers,”

For customers with greater Internet speed demands, Time Warner Cable is launching next-generation Internet service utilizing DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Beginning today, customers will be able to order Extreme Internet with downstream speeds of up to 30 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream, and Ultimate Internet with downstream speeds up to 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps upstream.

For customers of Time Warner Cable’s Business Class™ services, the company plans to launch next-generation Wideband speed tiers early next month.

These new speeds further position Time Warner Cable and Time Warner Cable Business Class™  as the clear leader in widely available Internet speed compared to similarly priced DSL Internet offerings. Time Warner Cable is one of New England’s largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services for business and residential customers.

“Our Internet speeds, combined with today’s upgrades and our continued investment in our network, are why more customers are selecting Time Warner Cable as their online service provider,” Schonewolf said.

For more information on Time Warner Cable services, visit www.timewarnercable.com.