Time Warner is finally leaving Louisville. On August 13, 2011, Time Warner Cable bought out Insight Communications and all of its 11.4 million residential and business customers for 67 million dollars – which I personally thought was the best cable around, along with the best deals ever – and made instant changes to the system. We were with insight communications for a good 11 years, but once Time Warner Cable came into the picture, we left the cable company in a matter of 3 years, that’s how horrible TW is. We are not DirecTV customers, with ATT Uverse internet.
Every month, we were paying upwards to 300 dollars a month when we had two sets of movie channels, or downwards of 250 dollars a month when we cancelled the two sets of movie channels, & check this, when we decided to go to basic cable, we were paying 200 dollars a month! I mean, just total shit, if I may say so. I can remember my mother being on the phone with them every day, raising hell because they were always getting the bill wrong. We were not the only dissatisfied customers in the TW cesspool. They raped people, as far as pricing went.
Good news and great suspicion aroused back in May of 2016, when an announcement was made that Charter bought out TW and would be planning on changing it to Spectrum. Well this is now our reality! Charter is making some changes to the internet, TV, and phone services, starting with the name, Spectrum.
“Eventually, all markets with the Time Warner Cable will become Spectrum brand,” said Mike Hogan, spokesman for Charter Communication.
Spectrum will feature straightforward, national pricing with no contracts, no early termination fees, & is backed by a 30-day, money back guarantee. Spectrum is also investing in serveries in response to consumer complaints about the cable carriers as a whole. You know, basically cleaning up Time Warner’s mess.
There won’t be much change in the internet as far as the speeds go. The base will begin at 60 mbps, and the fastest will still be 300 mbps, while in some areas, people may only see 100 mbps. BUT, the good news about the internet change is, there will no longer be any more data caps, no more usage-based pricing or additional modem fees!
As far as cable goes, Spectrum will offer a Spectrum Mi Plan that offers 75 Spanish language channels, along with 20 local broadcast & popular English channels. All subscribers will also have access to the company’s TV app, which means you can access all of your favorite shows and channels on portable devices, such as tablets or cell phones.
Now, getting into the phone lines, Spectrum will also be similar to TW, providing unlimited local and long-distance calling in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands, as well as free 411 calls. You will also get free voice mail, call waiting, call blocking, and call forwarding.
Spectrum plans to add 20,000 jobs throughout the country, & the majority of them will be servicing customers directly. Spectrum will also be bringing the jobs back from overseas. These jobs include call centers, leaving more room for availability for technical support.
So it’s kind of a 50/50 shot for me that Spectrum will overpower Time Warner, but at least they’re jobs back here to help out unemployment rate nationwide!
Are you excited for the much needed change?!