The transition of Time Warner Cable to Spectrum has already begun. The leading internet and cable service provider has started their marketing campaign and have released details on their updated bundling options and pricing tiers.
Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for an approximate $67 billion back in May, and Spectrum is the brand name assigned for the new venture. Moreover, this deal also allowed Charter to secure the spot of second-largest cable operator in the US, Comcast being the leading cable operator at present.
Some say that the mega-merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable is almost similar to the deal between Frontier Communications and Verizon. As thousands of subscribers lost access to their cable or internet during the transition period, people are expecting drastic changes in the TWC plans as well.
Many Time Warner Cable subscribers have shared their concern about the deal. However, the company has promised that the merger will not affect their subscribers, and there have not been any reports of cable or internet disruption until now. Charter Communications also assured TWC subscribers that the merger between them and Time Warner would not be a repetition of the deal between Verizon and Frontier.
Company spokesman, Justin Venech, announced that the TWC subscribers should not expect for any changes. “We purchased all of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. With this transaction, we acquired everything. We’re able to take more time in the integration process and not rush to make changes,” he said. However, Venech also added that Charter is converting the aging infrastructure into a digital system and this process will be completed approximately within 18 months.
The latest packages offered from Spectrum have not induced any data caps. Moreover, free modems are also available to subscribers under certain packages. Venech says that, “the Spectrum pricing and packaging is a better value.” However, experts note that better value might not mean better price.
The existing TWC subscribers will have to call Spectrum, if they wish to change or adjust their existing plans or packages. On the other hand, Comcast has allowed existing TWC subscribers to stick with their existing plans at their current price. Spectrum customers will also be able to access all the channels, offered by the Pac-12 Network.