Sign up FAST! Login

Time Warner's Antics in Wilson, N.C. Give Another Reason to Snip the Cable | Fast Company

Stashed in: Teh Internets

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

TWC going next?

How do we build one of these in our neighborhood???

A few thousand residents in Wilson were fed up with paying a high price for low-speed broadband and limited cable service, so they founded a community-owned ISP based on optical-fiber networks running to the front door called Greenlight. Compared with the limited channels, slow data rates and expensive fees charged by the cable company, Greenlight is a fantastic bargain. The basic package includes 81 channels, 10 mbps down and upload speeds, and unlimited long distance phone calls to the U.S and Canada for $99. A similar package from Time Warner Cable offers fewer channels, slower upload speeds and costs 40% more--and that's the "introductory offer" price. Greenlight even has a top-end broadband service that rips along at an obscene 100mbps, ten times faster than TWC's best.

You May Also Like: