Road Runner to Run 2 Mbps Faster


Time Warner Cable said Tuesday that it will boost the speed of its Road Runner high-speed-data service to 5 megabits per second from its current 3-mbps rate.

New York and New Jersey Time Warner subscribers will be the first to hit 5 mbps, beginning Tuesday, with the MSO’s customers in the rest of the country accelerating in January.

Road Runner’s premium service is also picking up 2 mbps, jumping to 8 mbps downstream from 6 mbps.

And Road Runner has added another feature at no extra charge: “Video Mail,” powered by Vibe Solutions Group, will allow subscribers with Web cams to use video to make their e-mail communications more meaningful and personal.

Time Warner said Video Mail is being made available to Road Runner customers immediately and no special ordering is necessary.

“We have consistently marketed Road Runner as the fastest way to experience the Internet and, with this enhancement, we continue to deliver on that promise,” Road Runner president Jeff King said in a prepared statement.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our residential high-speed-data service and provide consumers with the best possible value,” he added.