Time Warner Cable’s New York City system sued iNYC Wireless (www.inycwireless.com), alleging that the Internet-service provider
has been tapping into its fiber-optic plant to pirate signals for redistribution.
In addition to the Brooklyn-based ISP, the suit named the co-op in Manhattan in which the signal theft has allegedly taken place, that building’s managing agent and its superintendent.
Time Warner said it discovered in May that iNYC was illegally intercepting its Road Runner service in the London Terrace Towers, a cluster of four apartment buildings in Chelsea.
Time Warner alleged that the ISP tapped into proprietary cable lines in the apartment of an on-site superintendent at London Terrace.
The MSO claimed that iNYC has undermined efforts to sell its own service directly to customers and “jeopardized the integrity” of the Road Runner network.
Time Warner seeks monetary damages.
iNYC officials didn’t return calls.