Time Warner Cable said it has begun "TWC Maxx" upgrades in Raleigh, N.C., paving the way for an all-digital shift that will feature broadband speeds boosts and the rollout of a souped-up, six-tuner “enhanced” HD-DVR.
TWC is getting that work underway in a speed-happy area that is also the target of AT&T’s fiber-based 1-Gig-capable “GigaPower” service. In January, Google Fiber picked Raleigh as one of 18 expansion cities for its mix of 1-Gig broadband and pay-TV services.
TWC announced on its corporate blog that it will soon begin to alert subscribers in Raleigh the upgrade, which is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the year.
Once those upgrades are complete, TWC will increase the speed of multiple broadband service tiers for no additional cost – Standard will rise from 15 Mbps to 50 Mbps (downstream); Extreme will jump from 30 Mbps to 200 Mbps; and customers on TWC's Ultimate tier will jump to 300 Mbps.
As the map above illustrates, TWC has similar upgrades underway in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas; and Kansas City. Hawaii, Charlotte, and San Diego will get the TWC Maxx treatment later this year. TWC has already completed the process in Los Angeles and New York.
TWC is in the process of being acquired by Comcast.