Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) (NYSE: TWC) is offering its wholesale customers an online tool that it says will allow them to more readily discover locations that are connected to its network.
Service provider customers can use the Carrier Serviceability Portal to search nearly 1 million on-net and near-net TWCBC-wired buildings.
To get access to building information, the service provider will enter a business location's address and the portal will then display service information -- including fiber or HFC-based equipped buildings.
Marc Dyman, VP of carrier services for TWCBC, said in a release the service is about reducing installation and network request time.
"The portal allows customers to easily determine service availability at a single location or submit a bulk request," Dyman said in a release. "This eliminates the need for manual intervention."
TWCBC has a sizeable fiber and HFC-based network that reaches into 31 U.S. metro areas, including 150,000-fiber-route miles that connects into over 43,000 multi-tenant, fiber-lit buildings and nearly 1 million DOCSIS-equipped buildings and connectivity into 64 data centers across the nation.
The service provider's Carrier Services unit provides a wide array of Carrier E-Access, Transport, Wholesale IP, Wholesale Business Internet and Cell Tower Backhaul services.
In addition to providing services into business buildings, the service provider has a sizeable wireless backhaul footprint that extends fiber to 20,000 cell towers.
While Time Warner Cable is in the process of being acquired by Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR), it is expected the tie-up will immediately increase its business services and wholesale power because it will have a larger footprint of Ethernet, fiber and HFC capabilities.
- see the release
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