Creator: Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable television provider in the United States (a distant second, behind Comcast
). It was formerly owned by Time Warner, the parent company of cable networks such as CNN
, Cartoon Network
, and TNT
. TWC was spun off into a separate company from Time Warner in 2009.
TWC has recently ignited an internet controversy with a pilot program, tested in select markets, that places a 50 GB (or lower, depending on service tier) monthly cap on internet subscribers' downloads. Strangely enough, this pilot program was never tested in any market where Verizon's FIOS is available. User outrage has led TWC to suspend the program... for now.