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Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Consumers don’t want (& won’t pay for) gigabit internet says Time Warner Cable

Super-fast internet connections like Google Fiber have only geek, not consumer, appeal, Time Warner Cable's CFO has insisted, dismissing suggestions that the ISP will need to speed up its consumer service any time soon. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference this week, chief financial officer Irene Esteves said that while the company has the capability to deliver high internet speeds, The Verge reports, right now customers don't actually want them.

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ISPs consequences for abusing Six Strikes program revealed

ISPs consequences for abusing Six Strikes program revealed

5 internet service providers, including AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision launched their "Six Strikes" anti-piracy program this Monday. The program is the latest attempt for ISPs to stop its users from pirating software and media illegally. At the launch of the piracy program, the ISPs kept quiet about the consequences that would ensue if the users reached their 5th or 6th warning, but now they've explained their punishments.

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Netflix is discriminating against its customers accuses Time Warner Cable

Netflix is discriminating against its customers accuses Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable has accused Netflix of discriminatory behavior, unfairly limiting content to subscribers since it demands ISPs join its Open Connect delivery system before they get select 3D and Super HD movies. "While they call it 'Open Connect', Netflix is actually closing off access to some of its content while seeking unprecedented preferential treatment from ISPs" Time Warner Cable told Multichannel News, referring to the new high-bandwidth media types Netflix announced it would offer last week.

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Time Warner to drop Ovation due to low viewer numbers

Time Warner to drop Ovation due to low viewer numbers

Time Warner Cable has announced that it plans to drop Ovation, the only arts-related station offered by the cable service provider. This move is due to low viewer numbers that put Ovation near the bottom of Time Warner's offerings. As a result of the low numbers, TWC has paid out more in fees than the station is bringing in, with the cable provider having paid the station in excess of $10 million over the years.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Time Warner Cable offers free Xbox to subscribers in attempt to lure new victims

Time Warner Cable offers free Xbox to subscribers in attempt to lure new victims

I think it's clear that cable companies and satellite providers fear streaming content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. It's also easy to see that television networks aren't exactly keen on offering their current programming to streaming companies out of fear of losing lucrative contracts from traditional cable and satellite companies. However, it's also clear that no matter what Hollywood or cable companies believe, consumers are switching to streaming services and many are leaving cable and satellite behind.

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Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

A leaked batch of AT&T training documents reveal an anti-piracy plan in the books, which includes sending warning notices to flagged accounts. In what seems to be a completely draconian measure, any subscriber who's account is flagged multiple times for copyright infringement will have access to frequently-visited websites (Facebook? YouTube?) blocked until they complete an online course on copyright. The warning notices will begin on November 28th.

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NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

In a study that potentially seems too forward-thinking to be useful, analyst group NPD has determined that eight years from now, the average cable or satellite TV bill will be $200 per household. In 2011, it was $86. Of course, there are viable questions about whether or not cable as we know it will even exist that far in the future, but the point of the study is to show that increased competition is not at all driving down the cost of pay TV.

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Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

In a move that simply had to start happening sooner or later, the folks at Time Warner Cable have announced that they'll be streaming content to Android devices starting at the end of March 2012. This service was announced in a very low-key Twitter update by Time Warner Cable's own Director of Digital Communication in New York City, Jeff Simmermon. The move to Android for streaming content will come via the most updated version of the Google mobile operating system software Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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