Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has announced the completion of its all-digital "Maxx" upgrades in New York and Los Angeles, with 7 million of its customers getting faster broadband speeds and fancy Arris-made DVRs.
The new digital video recorder features six tuners and a 1 TB hard drive capable of storing 150 hours of HD programming. Also on the pay-TV side, TWC has expanded its VOD library to 19,000 titles.
Meanwhile, customers currently getting broadband download speeds of 50 Mbps will see their speeds increase to 300 Mbps through DOCSIS 3.0 enhancements. Upload speeds on the high-end "Extreme" tier go from 30 Mbps to 200 Mbps, while upload speeds on the standard tier go from 15 Mbps to 50 Mbps.
TWC still plans to extend the Maxx upgrades to Austin, Texas, in 2014, while lining up seven more markets for 2015 upgrades: Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, San Diego, Charlotte, Raleigh and Hawaii.
"Today marks an important milestone in Time Warner Cable's commitment to provide our customers with best-in-class products and service," said TWC Chairman and CEO Robert Marcus, in a statement. "Every customer in our two largest markets now has access to the superfast Internet and new TV experience promised by TWC Maxx. Faster speeds are also available to every customer in the Austin, Texas, market, and we've committed to reinvent the service experience in seven additional markets in 2015."
- read this Time Warner Cable press release
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