Why choose Charter (Time Warner Cable)?

Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable earlier this year and is now rebranding TWC as Spectrum Cable everywhere. They have recently announced the launch of their Spectrum brand in Lincoln as part of switching markets to Spectrum. In August, Charter officials said that the switchover in Lincoln would happen until next year, but it seems as if the timeline has been moved forward.

Charter spokesman Wes Shirley said that users with a Time Warner plan in Lincoln, having internet speed of 50 Mbps, would now have speeds increased to up to 60 Mbps. In addition to that, some of the residential users with internet speeds less than 50 Mbps might also see a small increase in the internet speeds.

He also said that there will not be any changes in the cable and phone plans unless the user opts to move to a Spectrum plan. However, customers will see the Spectrum brand on everything that was Time Warner Cable earlier. This include bill statements, box displays, and retail store signage.

Charter is also planning to make all the acquired Time Warner Cable markets digital, even though they have not said when this will happen. They also added that they are planning to add 20,000 jobs across the nation, but no details were offered on the number of people who will be hired in their Lincoln centers.

In another news, it seems that Charter Communications is revoking their promise to keep offering cheap broadband services to their users. They have rolled out their new pricing in New York area, and as per the pricing, users will not be able to find the low cost 14.99-dollar internet packs.

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Rebranding TWC As Spectrum

Phillip Dampier, who is the head of a watchdog group named StopTheCap said that, “Charter Communications was supposed to keep Everyday Low Price Internet for 14.99 dollars.” Spectrum claimed that they are offering low-cost broadband services even though it is not listed on their website.

Dampier also pointed out that former TWC MAXX users were getting faster internet speeds of 300 Mbps but the latest packages from Spectrum offer speeds of only 100 Mbps. Dampier called Charter’s action a “bait and switch.”

At present, Spectrum offers three triple play packages that range from 90 to 130 dollars. Besides that, the Internet Only package is offered for 39.99 dollars for the first twelve months.

Charter® to Launch Spectrum® App on Apple TV

Charter® will offer their Spectrum® subscription TV service as an application on Apple TV this year. The Spectrum® app will give access to Charter’s lineup of channels to around fifty million households, Apple stated in a press release. Besides, Charter® will add 4K content of Apple TV to their channel lineup. With this, Charter® is set to join DIRECTV NOW® that offer Apple TV 4K to the subscribers of AT&T’s internet TV streaming service. The news regarding the partnership between Apple and Charter Spectrum® surfaced while the tech giant announced their new operating system, tvOS 12, at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The tvOS 12 is designed to support Apple TV 4K and Dolby Atmos® surround sound, and new convenient features
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AT&T® Opens its First Pop-Up Outlet in West Dallas

AT&T® recently launched a store that uses less space compared to traditional shops and is designed like a pop-up retail. The Telco giant’s first pop-up store, which is situated in West Dallas’s Sylvan | Thirty site, takes cues from that of Amazon® and Google’s parent company. “It’s part of our growth strategy,” said Ray Aguirre, the AVP of Retail Sales and Distribution at AT&T®. “Pop-up, for us, is very attractive because it gives us speed to market in a very cost efficient way.” The retail remains an important part of AT&T’s business strategy. There are only a few gadgets displayed in the store, but the best internet provider has ensured that customers get to find what they require prior to
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Comcast® to Open XFINITY® Store in Illinois This Summer

Comcast® is set to open an XFINITY® outlet, which has a layout similar to mobile retail stores, in Market Place Shopping Center this summer. The store of the Comcast® subsidiary to open in Illinois will take the space of a former department store of Bergner’s. Comcast® offers bundled cable packages, telephone and internet plans to the residential customers under the XFINITY® brand. Its stores are designed as customer service centers, where shoppers can get to know about Comcast’s products and services and existing subscribers walk in for any purposes. “The 4,000-square-foot store, which is slated to open this summer, will give visitors hands-on experience with XFINITY’s range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed internet and the company’s new
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Charter Strikes a Long-Term Deal with CBS

Charter Communications®, who is the fastest internet provider in several parts of the country, recently announced that they have finally signed a long-term distribution deal with CBS Corporation. Reports say that Charter® has gained retransmission rights for the stations that are owned by CBS through this new deal. In addition to that, the telecom giant has also expanded the authenticated streaming rights to the programming of both Showtime and CBS. This recently signed deal with CBS Corporation gives Charter® retransmission consent rights for CBS O&Os in most of the major markets of the United States such as Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. The officials from Charter® also confirmed that they have acquired the retransmission consent rights for CBS-owned
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AT&T® Plans to Make an Additional 2 Billion Dollar Investment into FirstNet

AT&T®, who is the fastest internet provider in several parts of the United States, recently announced that they would be investing an additional 2 billion dollars for FirstNet. The officials from the telecom company stated that the investment is to facilitate the rural deployment of the dedicated public safety network. The chief executive of AT&T® Communications, John Donovan, added that the company is hopeful that a number of public safety agencies in the country will be subscribing to the new network within six months or so. AT&T® had already invested $40 billion into FirstNet network when it was first selected as the vendor of the federal government for a nationwide public-safety broadband network. The officials from AT&T® said that the
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CenturyLink® Assures Investors That SD-WAN Business is Growing

CenturyLink® is seeing growth in their SD-WAN solutions given to business subscribers, although it is only a small part of their revenue stream. The company pointed out that while Multiprotocol Label Switching remains a major source of revenue, the two platforms are progressively linked with regards to adoption of technology. “We are seeing success in SD-WAN,” said the Chief Technology Officer of CenturyLink®, Aamir Hussain. “Most of our customers buy from us as a hybrid WAN service. They will buy MPLS and then buy SD-WAN as a backup.” As per CenturyLink’s revenue report for the 1st quarter of 2018, SD-WAN business has surged by 45 percent compared to the same period last year. This year over year growth has put
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Glen Post and Jeff Storey Sound Competitive about CenturyLink’s Future

The top executives of CenturyLink® have stated that Monroe is going to stay as its corporate headquarters, although there has been speculation about the company planning to move it to some place else. Glen Post, who is leaving his CEO position at CenturyLink® soon, has confirmed that such things are not part of the Louisiana-based company’s agenda. In fact, Post is set to leave the position of CEO after CenturyLink’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, after which, Jeff Storey will take over the job. The new CenturyLink® CEO, who was a former Level 3 Communications CEO, will frequently work out of the Monroe headquarters. “Jeff is here every other week working with the executive team and meeting with employees. He is committed
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Charter® to Invest $1 Billion in Spectrum® Fiber Infrastructure

Charter Communications® is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US, and one of the best internet providers. They offer many cheap internet services as well as some of the best cable deals in most parts of the country. The Spectrum® initiative of Charter® is now all set to invest a whopping amount of more than $1 billion in their hottest fiber infrastructure venture this year. This is to boost up the density of their fiber network in the United States and to set up new resources as well as tools for their employees in order to meet the diversified needs of their customers. With this new initiative, it is the second successive year that the Telco is investing
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AT&T® Communications CEO Speaks on All Things 5G at New York

The CEO of AT&T® Communications, John Donovan, spoke on the proposed merger of carriers T-Mobile® and Sprint® and the things that matter to the industry, in particular 5G services, at a recent media and communications conference held in New York. Donovan said the fastest internet provider “certainly won’t contest it,” pointing out that T-Mobile® and Sprint® have “embarked on a slightly different version” of business expansion through a proposed merger that awaits a regulatory approval. T-Mobile’s agreement to acquire Sprint® was in a bid to compete with AT&T® and Verizon Wireless®. The Dallas-based Telco had acquired the wireless provider’s assets in mostly rural areas that are spread across 18 states. “Each of us has embarked on a path that’s different
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Comcast Cable® Up for Competition Even if Mergers and Acquisitions Clear

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable®, Dave Watson, have assured that cable is the company’s main business despite Comcast’s bid for Sky plc and a likely bid for the media assets of 21st Century Fox. “We have not lost any confidence in our core business. Cable is a terrific business,” Watson said through a webcast addressing the audience present in an investor conference held in New York. He also showed confidence in Comcast’s track record when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, stating that the intention behind the recent bids have got to do with growth opportunities. “We are always disciplined. We always explore opportunities. But by no means does the fact that we look at an
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Charter® to Launch Spectrum® App on Apple TV

Charter® will offer their Spectrum® subscription TV service as an application on Apple TV this year. The Spectrum® app will give access to Charter’s lineup of channels to around fifty million households, Apple stated in a press release. Besides, Charter® will add 4K content of Apple TV to their channel lineup. With this, Charter® is set to join DIRECTV NOW® that offer Apple TV 4K to the subscribers of AT&T’s internet TV streaming service. The news regarding the partnership between Apple and Charter Spectrum® surfaced while the tech giant announced their new operating system, tvOS 12, at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The tvOS 12 is designed to support Apple TV 4K and Dolby Atmos® surround sound, and new convenient features
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AT&T® Opens its First Pop-Up Outlet in West Dallas

AT&T® recently launched a store that uses less space compared to traditional shops and is designed like a pop-up retail. The Telco giant’s first pop-up store, which is situated in West Dallas’s Sylvan | Thirty site, takes cues from that of Amazon® and Google’s parent company. “It’s part of our growth strategy,” said Ray Aguirre, the AVP of Retail Sales and Distribution at AT&T®. “Pop-up, for us, is very attractive because it gives us speed to market in a very cost efficient way.” The retail remains an important part of AT&T’s business strategy. There are only a few gadgets displayed in the store, but the best internet provider has ensured that customers get to find what they require prior to
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Comcast® to Open XFINITY® Store in Illinois This Summer

Comcast® is set to open an XFINITY® outlet, which has a layout similar to mobile retail stores, in Market Place Shopping Center this summer. The store of the Comcast® subsidiary to open in Illinois will take the space of a former department store of Bergner’s. Comcast® offers bundled cable packages, telephone and internet plans to the residential customers under the XFINITY® brand. Its stores are designed as customer service centers, where shoppers can get to know about Comcast’s products and services and existing subscribers walk in for any purposes. “The 4,000-square-foot store, which is slated to open this summer, will give visitors hands-on experience with XFINITY’s range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed internet and the company’s new
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Charter Strikes a Long-Term Deal with CBS

Charter Communications®, who is the fastest internet provider in several parts of the country, recently announced that they have finally signed a long-term distribution deal with CBS Corporation. Reports say that Charter® has gained retransmission rights for the stations that are owned by CBS through this new deal. In addition to that, the telecom giant has also expanded the authenticated streaming rights to the programming of both Showtime and CBS. This recently signed deal with CBS Corporation gives Charter® retransmission consent rights for CBS O&Os in most of the major markets of the United States such as Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. The officials from Charter® also confirmed that they have acquired the retransmission consent rights for CBS-owned
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AT&T® Plans to Make an Additional 2 Billion Dollar Investment into FirstNet

AT&T®, who is the fastest internet provider in several parts of the United States, recently announced that they would be investing an additional 2 billion dollars for FirstNet. The officials from the telecom company stated that the investment is to facilitate the rural deployment of the dedicated public safety network. The chief executive of AT&T® Communications, John Donovan, added that the company is hopeful that a number of public safety agencies in the country will be subscribing to the new network within six months or so. AT&T® had already invested $40 billion into FirstNet network when it was first selected as the vendor of the federal government for a nationwide public-safety broadband network. The officials from AT&T® said that the
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CenturyLink® Assures Investors That SD-WAN Business is Growing

CenturyLink® is seeing growth in their SD-WAN solutions given to business subscribers, although it is only a small part of their revenue stream. The company pointed out that while Multiprotocol Label Switching remains a major source of revenue, the two platforms are progressively linked with regards to adoption of technology. “We are seeing success in SD-WAN,” said the Chief Technology Officer of CenturyLink®, Aamir Hussain. “Most of our customers buy from us as a hybrid WAN service. They will buy MPLS and then buy SD-WAN as a backup.” As per CenturyLink’s revenue report for the 1st quarter of 2018, SD-WAN business has surged by 45 percent compared to the same period last year. This year over year growth has put
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Glen Post and Jeff Storey Sound Competitive about CenturyLink’s Future

The top executives of CenturyLink® have stated that Monroe is going to stay as its corporate headquarters, although there has been speculation about the company planning to move it to some place else. Glen Post, who is leaving his CEO position at CenturyLink® soon, has confirmed that such things are not part of the Louisiana-based company’s agenda. In fact, Post is set to leave the position of CEO after CenturyLink’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, after which, Jeff Storey will take over the job. The new CenturyLink® CEO, who was a former Level 3 Communications CEO, will frequently work out of the Monroe headquarters. “Jeff is here every other week working with the executive team and meeting with employees. He is committed
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Charter® to Invest $1 Billion in Spectrum® Fiber Infrastructure

Charter Communications® is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US, and one of the best internet providers. They offer many cheap internet services as well as some of the best cable deals in most parts of the country. The Spectrum® initiative of Charter® is now all set to invest a whopping amount of more than $1 billion in their hottest fiber infrastructure venture this year. This is to boost up the density of their fiber network in the United States and to set up new resources as well as tools for their employees in order to meet the diversified needs of their customers. With this new initiative, it is the second successive year that the Telco is investing
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AT&T® Communications CEO Speaks on All Things 5G at New York

The CEO of AT&T® Communications, John Donovan, spoke on the proposed merger of carriers T-Mobile® and Sprint® and the things that matter to the industry, in particular 5G services, at a recent media and communications conference held in New York. Donovan said the fastest internet provider “certainly won’t contest it,” pointing out that T-Mobile® and Sprint® have “embarked on a slightly different version” of business expansion through a proposed merger that awaits a regulatory approval. T-Mobile’s agreement to acquire Sprint® was in a bid to compete with AT&T® and Verizon Wireless®. The Dallas-based Telco had acquired the wireless provider’s assets in mostly rural areas that are spread across 18 states. “Each of us has embarked on a path that’s different
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Comcast Cable® Up for Competition Even if Mergers and Acquisitions Clear

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable®, Dave Watson, have assured that cable is the company’s main business despite Comcast’s bid for Sky plc and a likely bid for the media assets of 21st Century Fox. “We have not lost any confidence in our core business. Cable is a terrific business,” Watson said through a webcast addressing the audience present in an investor conference held in New York. He also showed confidence in Comcast’s track record when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, stating that the intention behind the recent bids have got to do with growth opportunities. “We are always disciplined. We always explore opportunities. But by no means does the fact that we look at an
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