Time Warner Cable Business Class to spend $25M on New York City fiber network expansion

Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC), a division of Time Warner Cable, says it plans to spend $25 million this year to expand its footprint and connect more businesses in New York City.

Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC), a division of Time Warner Cable, says it plans to spend $25 million this year to expand its fiber-optic network footprint and connect more businesses in New York City.

Connection targets include the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard, where TWCBC will install a Time Warner Cable Learning Lab in its Employment Center, Brooklyn Tech Triangle, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and Industry City. TWBC recently completed a project to bring fiber access to all tenants of the Empire State Building, and says it will continue to expand in such areas as the World Trade Center, the Flatiron District, all areas of Midtown, and throughout the Financial District, among others in Manhattan. The service provider also has ongoing projects in Queens, Long Island City, and Staten Island.

TWBC offers city businesses connect speeds of 1 Gbps and greater, as well as voice, Ethernet, TV, and video transport services.

“We are very pleased to work with the City of New York to make significant investments to ensure that this city has the technology infrastructure to successfully compete in a worldwide marketplace,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, president of Time Warner Cable Business Class, East Region, via a press release. “Our fiber-optic network provides dedicated Internet access at incredible speeds and high-bandwidth capabilities to serve the communications needs of any business.”

“Time Warner Cable’s investment reflects the growing need for increased technology and speed for the 275 existing and growing businesses in the Yard. With this growth, comes jobs and the Learning Lab grant will support our efforts to prepare local residents for jobs in the Navy Yard,” said Andrew H. Kimball, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.

The Time Warner Cable Learning Labs are technology centers that provide the public with free access to computers and high-speed Internet.

The connections to the Brooklyn Navy Yard are part of City Hall’s ConnectNYC program (see “New York City unveils broadband initiatives”).


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