Cable Operators

Time Warner Creates Higher-Speed Data Package

7/26/2004 8:48 AM Eastern

Time Warner Cable is rolling out a 6-megabit-per-second downstream, 512-kilobit-per-second upstream cable-modem service that will be priced between $64.95-$84.95 per month, depending on other services in the video/voice bundle.

The speed is double what the MSO offers in its $44.95-per-month high-speed service.

"This new Road Runner option should be perfectly suited to gamers and other Internet customers needing an even speedier connection," Time Warner Cable senior vice president of high-speed data Gregg DiPaolo said, adding that most customers would probably be satisfied with current speed levels. "We do not anticipate a significant migration to the premium option," he said.

Video and data customers will pay $69.95 per month for the higher-speed service, while triple-play subscribers would pay $64.95.

The MSO said most of its operating divisions will launch the service next month.

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