Time Warner Cable, one of El Paso’s long time cable and internet provider, will now be available to the subscribers under a brand new name, Spectrum. Reports indicate that the company has already started to sell its new brand to the subscribers. Spectrum will replace Time Warner Cable as the phone, cable TV, and internet service provider in El Paso.
Regional spokesman in Fort Worth for Charter Communications, Brian Anderson, said, “Over coming months you will see Time Warner signs and logos changed to SpectrumNew Spectrum packages are now available. But that doesn’t mean you have to take any action if you are a (current) Time Warner customer and are happy with your (products) package.”
Charter Communications successfully completed their acquisition of Time Warner Cable last May. Time Warner Cable was the second largest leading internet and cable TV provider in the country at the time of acquisition. Moreover, Charter also signed a deal with Bright House Networks, who holds the sixth position for the nation’s largest cable operator.
Reports indicate that Charter communications paid approximately $70 billion to both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in order to acquire the companies. However, this deal has helped Charter Communications to become the second largest cable provider of the nation. The first position is currently held by Comcast, which is based in Philadelphia.
Charter significantly boosted their internet speed from 50 Mbps to 60 Mbps for their El Paso subscribers after acquiring these major companies. In addition to that, the internet speed in the Waco, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas regions were also boosted to 100 Mbps after the merger.
Anderson said that just like Time Warner Cable, Spectrum internet, TV, and phone packages would not have any contracts. He also claimed that Spectrum offers internet, TV, and phone services at a comparatively low cost for their El Paso subscribers.
Nonetheless, it is noted that the costs for individual bundles are a bit higher. El Paso subscribers of Time Warner Cable will have to pay $45 per month for basic internet package with home Wi-Fi, which offers an impressive internet speed of 60 Mbps. Moreover, subscribers will also have to pay an additional amount of $10 as a one-time Wi-Fi activation fee.