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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 24, 2008

Time Warner Cable introduces Total Digital Homes to Demonstrate its Advanced Solutions

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable has introduced new interactive exhibits named Total Digital Homes for giving live demos of its products and services to the consumers.
The Total Digital Home is a 2,400 square foot interactive exhibit designed to showcase live demos of Time Warner Digital Cable, Road Runner High Speed Online and Digital Phone all powered by the company's Advanced Fiber Network. All services are currently available to TWC customers in North Texas.
The digital home features a living room, game room, and bedroom where guests can have access to the newest TWC innovations. The homes have been designed and built to model a typical North Texas residence, wherein guests can experience high definition on one of more than 20 flat screen televisions or make a free call to anywhere in the US or select international locations through TWC's Digital Home Phone.
Inside the homes, information on TWC products, channel lineups and information about the company's DTV transition plans will be available, coupled with Road Runner enabled game room, where guests can play their favorite Nintendo Wii or XBOX games online.
Time Warner Cable has been one among the first cable operators in the region to offer high speed data service, IP-based telephony service and a range of advanced digital video services, such as VOD, high definition television and set-top boxes equipped with DVRs.
With an aim to provide cutting edge services to its customers, Time Warner Cable North Texas had recently launched PowerBoost, a new technology that allows its Road Runner Turbo customers to experience significantly faster download speeds.
With PowerBoost, Turbo customers are able to get download speeds up to 16 Mbps while downloading large files from the Internet when network capacity is available. 
Previously, in the month of August, the company partnered with NBC Universal (News - Alert) (NBCU) to provide its customers with NBCU’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Under this partnership, the company delivered to its customers more than 1,200 total hours of Olympics coverage on seven NBCU networks. Apart from this, it also provided them with Free On Demand and HD services, as well as broadband content from NBCOlympics.com via a link from the Time Warner Cable Road Runner website.

Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray