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Time Warner Cable to test TV Everywhere in select markets

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: BBC, Cable, CBS, HBO, Cable/Satellite, Internet,

time warner cableTime Warner Cable is about to put yet another nail in the coffin of office productivity.  The company plans to test delivery of cable TV programs on the Internet.  How ever will the average cubicle dweller cram that, , and relentless Facebook updates into the average work day?

Time Warner calls it’s prototype TV Everywhere.  The initial test will involve 5,000 customers in selected markets around the country. The company has not yet said which markets will be involved. CBS, (a.k.a. Sci Fi Channel), TNT, TBS, AMC, and BBC America, HBO, WE tv, and the Discovery Channel are among the many networks committed to participating in this initial test of TV Everywhere.

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FEARnet Petitions to Return to Time Warner

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Movies,

FEARnet BackFans of all things gorey, unite. Time Warner and Brighthouse Cable recently dropped FEARnet from its line-up. In an attempt to get them back on, the channel has placed a petition on Facebook. Viewing is still possible online at the site, Comcast, Fios and U-Verse. Although they only have about 7,000 fans so far, we are hoping that a few more might change the moguls minds because, as we all know, there is always room for more zombies.

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Internet Charges May Rise to a Whole ‘Nother Level

ATT&TWe remember a time (about 15 years ago) when we were allotted only so many hours on the Net. If you were really addicted, that meant you either had to go online with a stopwatch, reconnect occasionally, or be charged for a business account. Nowadays you can go 24/7 and most providers will offer you a good deal for doing so. For example, knowing that about 1 in seven no longer have landlines, Verizon will be offering discounts to those who don’t but order Internet or TV service. Their Flex Double Play begins this week allowing customer discounts of $8.00 to $12.00 a month if you combine their wireless plan with FiOS TV or broadband.

On the swing side, AT&T is thinking of charging more for those who download too much data. Spokesperson Michael Coe claims that about 5% of their DSL customers use 46% of their bandwidth, while overall usage doubles every year and a half. Time Warner is already charging its customers in Beaumont, Texas, who go over their bandwidth limit $1.00 per gigabyte. If you are one of those who downloads movies and TV shows, especially in hi-def, don’t move to the Lonestar state.

What do you guys think? Should we be charged extra for services that companies are pushing on us to the max? Or should we all go out and purchase a Roku and spend the $8.99 a month before our Internet overcharges become excessive?