A company that calls itself Time Warner is carving itself a strong niche in the Ethernet business, but it is not the Time Warner you probably have in mind. Though Time Warner Telecom continues to be strong in carrier Ethernet, we're talking about Time Warner Cable (Time Warner Telecom is an independent CLEC no long affiliated with Time Warner, but still has naming rights through this year).
Cable TV companies have shown interest in Ethernet, but this might be the first time that interest has translated into a real effect on the retail market. Vertical Systems Group said Time Warner Cable had captured about 5% of the retail business Ethernet services market by the end of 2007. Meanwhile, telcos Qwest Communications and Cogent Communications saw their market shares dip slightly.
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