Time Warner Cable Business Class Launches 4G Wireless Data Service
Time Warner Cable Business Class announced a new service called Business Class Mobile. This 4G wireless high-speed data service will initially be available in Texas with additional markets to be added throughout the year. The Business Class Mobile service is designed to give mobile professionals high-speed Internet access when they are outside of the office.
As Time Warner puts it, "Business Class Mobile allows employees who are out of the office to download large files, as well as access intranet sites, customer relationship management tools, and other company-related information. The service also eliminates the added expense and service limitations of pay-for-use, limited range Wi-Fi access in airports, hotels and other locations."
When inside of the Time Warner Cable 4G service area, Business Class Mobile provides high-speed wireless download speeds up to 6 Mbps. When traveling outside a 4G market, 3G speeds are available. Currently, Time Warner Cable has 4G service in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and Wichita Falls TX; Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC; and Honolulu and Maui, HI. Business Class Mobile customers will also have access to the 4G network in additional markets outside the Time Warner Cable footprint such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Seattle. Time Warner plans to expand 4G coverage to additional cities including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Los Angeles sometime this year.
About Business Class Mobile
Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) offers the following devices and equipment for its Business Class Mobile customers, including:
- Business Class Data Cards enable mobile data services to laptops over 3G and 4G networks (via a dual-mode data card).
- Business Class Hot Spots use mobile data services to connect up to 16 Wi-Fi access devices over one single shared connection to access the internet at 4G speeds.
- Business Class Embedded Devices include mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and laptops provisioned with embedded WiMAX radio chipsets.