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November 16, 2011

Time Warner Cable Wins Multi-Year Services Contract from State of Texas

By Narayan Bhat, TMCnet Contributor

The government of Texas has reportedly chosen Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable to provide network and internet solutions to all government agencies in the state.

Time Warner has not disclosed financial details of the deal, but informed that the multi-year service contract will be carried out by its subsidiary Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC).

The State of Texas DIR, through the Tex-AN network, provides statewide communications technology services to more than 600 state agencies, as well as institutions of higher education, public education, local government, and other publicly funded customers.

Under the new contract, TWCBC will offer Internet, Ethernet, and SoHo remote access services for teleworking and branch office connectivity to help state organizations reduce costs and improve operations.

“State agencies will now be able to procure our fiber services and leading networking solutions to meet their growing technology and strict budgetary demands,” said Michael Petty, regional vice president of business services, Time Warner Cable Business Class.

Broadband and fiber solutions, delivered over the Time Warner Cable Business Class network, enable government agencies to have the information and resources needed to run their day-to-day and long-term operations.

In other news, Time Warner Cable recently announced the addition of 37 popular Spanish-language national and international channels to its already robust programming offering on the TWCable TV app for the Apple (News - Alert) iPad. The channels are available on the iPad at no additional charge to Time Warner Cable video customers that subscribe to those channels, including El Paquetazo digital cable subscribers.

This offering gives those subscribers the ability to watch even more of their favorite Spanish-language networks on their iPad from any room in the home. Popular networks such as Discovery Español, CNN Español, Boomerang Español, Caracol, and Disney (News - Alert) XD Español, will be added to TWCable TV. These networks will join the five Spanish-language channels already available: Galavision, Gol TV, History en Español, La Familia Cosmovision, and Mun2. The programming lineup available will vary by region.

Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell