Time Warner Cable Business Class Launches 4G Wireless Data Service for Mobile Professionals

Texas First Region to Offer High-Speed Business Class Mobile Services

Apr 28, 2010, 16:19 ET from Time Warner Cable


DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Warner Cable Business Class, the B2B arm of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), today announced the launch of Business Class Mobile, its 4G-based high-speed wireless data service. In the first phase of the rollout, Business Class Mobile will be available in Texas, with additional markets to be added throughout 2010.

Where as Time Warner Cable's Business Class Internet Access products are used in the office environment, Business Class Mobile enhances a business's productivity by enabling its employees to receive high-speed Internet access when they are outside of the office. Business Class Mobile allows employees who are out of the office to download large files, as well as access intranet sites, customer relationship management tools, and other company-related information.  The service also eliminates the added expense and service limitations of pay-for-use, limited range Wi-Fi access in airports, hotels and other locations.  

Business Class Mobile delivers both high-speed wireless download speeds of up to 6 Mbps when inside the Time Warner Cable 4G service area and the convenience of having access to the coverage of a national 3G network when traveling outside a 4G market. Time Warner Cable 4G enabled markets include Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and Wichita Falls TX; Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC; and Honolulu and Maui, HI.  Business Class Mobile customers will also have access to the 4G network in additional markets outside the Time Warner Cable footprint including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Seattle.   In 2010, 4G network coverage is expected to expand to additional cities including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

"With Business Class Mobile, our customers' employees will be more productive by enabling them to take the office with them when they are on the go," said John Owen, president of Time Warner Cable's Business Class operation in Texas.  "This wireless solution further broadens our portfolio of products and services for the commercial segment."

The launch of Business Class Mobile is a key aspect of the company's "You First. The Technology Follows" strategy, a customer-centric approach to providing customized and reliable business communications tools and localized customer service.  

About Business Class Mobile

Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) offers the following devices and equipment for its Business Class Mobile customers, including:

  • Business Class Data Cards enable mobile data services to laptops over 3G and 4G networks (via a dual-mode data card).
  • Business Class Hot Spots use mobile data services to connect up to 16 WiFi access devices over one single shared connection to access the internet at 4G speeds.
  • Business Class Embedded Devices include mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and laptops provisioned with embedded WiMAX radio chipsets.

Business Class Mobile is available in a variety of rate plan options, each designed to fit the varied needs of business customers.

The service is offered as part of a bundled solution to Time Warner Cable Business Class customers who currently have or are acquiring one or more of the company's services: Internet, phone, cable TV or Ethernet. Discounts may apply when Business Class Mobile is bundled with TWCBC services.

Throughout 2010, Time Warner Cable Business Class will be expanding its 4G Mobile network to additional service areas. For more information, please visit http://www.twcbc.com/Texas/

About Time Warner Cable Business Class

Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), offers a full complement of business communications tools to small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998, offering high-speed Internet service as Road Runner Business Class. Today, it serves more than 290,000 business customers throughout the Time Warner Cable footprint.

SOURCE Time Warner Cable