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Time Warner Cable completes rollout of faster Internet service in Charlotte

A Time Warner Cable technician works in his van after making a house call on August 3, 2011 in Los Angeles.
A Time Warner Cable technician works in his van after making a house call on August 3, 2011 in Los Angeles. Getty Images

Time Warner Cable customers throughout the Charlotte may now realize they’re getting faster Internet speeds.

The cable provider said Wednesday it has completed the area’s rollout of its high-speed TWC Maxx service, which boasts speeds up to six times faster, or up to 300 megabits per second, for no additional cost.

The rollout also includes the upgrade to an all-digital TV lineup, bringing customers 20,000 On Demand channels. That number that will rise to 25,000 by the end of the year, Time Warner says.

“Faster and more reliable Internet, more HD video and enhanced network reliability are just the beginning of the benefits our customers will enjoy from TWC Maxx,” said Charlene Keys, area vice president of operations for Charlotte, in a statement.

Time Warner Cable’s faster speeds come as competitors Google Fiber and AT&T are also installing faster networks throughout the region.

Time Warner Cable is the dominant cable provider in the Charlotte area, with 480,000 total customers in the local market. The company employs more than 3,100 people in the Charlotte region.

Last spring, Connecticut-based Charter Communications, which is also buying Bright House Networks, agreed to purchase Time Warner Cable for $55 billion. The deal is expected to be approved by the end of the year, though TWC Chief Executive Officer Rob Marcus said in a recent Observer interview that the date is likely to be pushed into next year.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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