TIME WARNER CABLE PRESENTS NEW RESEARCH PROGRAM AWARDS
Third Round Stipends
May 18, 2011 (New York) -- Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that it had awarded four new research stipends as part of its Research Program on Digital Communications (http://www.twcresearchprogram.com). Launched in 2010, the Research Program is designed to tap into the best minds in the academic and public policy communities and stimulate research into the challenges facing the telecommunications industry. The Research Program awards stipends to generate reports and provide new information, insights, and practical advice to policymakers and policy stakeholders. Each stipend is for $20,000. This is the first round of awards in 2011. Twelve awards to eighteen leading researchers have been made to date by the Research Program.
Fernando Laguarda, director of the program and Vice President for External Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable, said, “We continue to be very pleased with the quality of applications for stipends from the Research Program. We are confident the studies we are funding will make a positive contribution to the public debate about major issues now confronting the industry, policymakers, and stakeholders.”
The four studies selected were:
• Next Generation Content for Next Generation Networks, by Eli Noam, Columbia University.
• The Effect of Internet Access on Labor Supply Decisions, by Christopher Stanton, University of Utah; Katrina Kosec, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and International Food Policy Research Institute; and Sara Jo Champion, Stanford University.
• Program Value in the Evolving Television Audience Marketplace, by Philip Napoli, Fordham University.
• Assessing the Impact of Broadband on Informal Education, by Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon University.
A short description of each study is attached.
“With the third round of research stipends and the recent publication of five Research Program essays in the Federal Communications Law Journal, the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications is beginning to make a contribution to scholarship and the public policy debate,” said Laguarda. “All stakeholders welcome the contribution of informed voices to this important discussion about the future of digital communications in our nation.”
About the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications
The Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications awards stipends to foster research dedicated to increasing understanding of the benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community. Individual researchers affiliated with universities and not-for-profits are eligible to apply for the stipends. More information about the program can be found at www.twcresearchprogram.com and by following http://twitter.com/TWC_RP.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.