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September 23, 2014
New Report from Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Examines Technology Adoption by Older Adults

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December 17, 2013
Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Awards Stipend to Deepen Understanding of Broadband Adoption and Digital Literacy for Older Adults

October 7, 2013
New Report from Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Addresses Unlicensed Spectrum Policy

September 4, 2013
Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Awards Stipend in Support of LGBT Communities

August 19, 2013
Time Warner Cable Announces $1.6 Million Donation to NYC Media Lab, which Partners Leading Technology Firms with Academia

February 27, 2013
Time Warner Cable's Research Program Releases One Report

January 8, 2013
Time Warner Cable’s Research Program Awards Two Stipends

November 15, 2012
Time Warner Cable's Research Program Releases Two Reports

June 18, 2012
Time Warner Cable's Research Program Releases Two Reports

May 3, 2012
Time Warner Cable Awards Digital Research Program Stipends

March 26, 2012
Time Warner Cable's Research Program Releases Three Reports

January 11, 2012
Calling All Digital Technology Experts

December 23, 2011
Time Warner Cable Announces Digital Research Program Stipends

August 31, 2011
Time Warner Cable's Research Program Releases Three Reports

May 18, 2011
Time Warner Cable Presents New Research Program Awards

January 26, 2011
Calling All Digital Technology Experts

December 15, 2010
Time Warner Cable Presents New Research Program Awards

November 16, 2010
Experts Come Together to Discuss "Perspectives on the Future of Digital Communications"

September 7, 2010
New Research Program Releases Essays on the Future of Digital Communications: Policy and Technical Perspectives

May 6, 2010
New Research Program Award First Round Stipends

February 17, 2010
Calling All Digital Technology Experts: Time Warner Cable to Offer Up to $20,000 Stipends for Research

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TIME WARNER CABLE’S RESEARCH PROGRAM RELEASES TWO NEW REPORTS
Reports Address Diversity and Localism in Video Programming and Broadband Adoption by People With Disabilities

(New York) – November 15, 2012–Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today issued two reports as part of its Research Program on Digital Communications. Launched in February 2010, the Research Program engages scholars to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community. The reports are available free for download at the program’s website.

The reports released today are:

Market Structure and Media Diversity, by Scott Savage, Associate Professor of Economics and Interdisciplinary Telecommunications, Donald Waldman, Professor of Economics, and Scott Hiller, of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

This report examines how market structure affects the availability of local news and information content to consumers. This report provides insight into evaluating regulations for media ownership and television programming intended to promote diversity and localism. In particular, the authors find there is a significant impact on consumer welfare from the reduction of diversity and localism following a decrease in the number of independent broadcast television stations in a market. Moreover, in a “virtual merger,” where stations share news operations, there are no benefits to local consumers offsetting the loss of program content. Policymakers struggling with legacy rules designed to protect traditional broadcast media in an increasingly diverse and competitive digital environment should consider these findings as they weigh how consumers are best served.

Between Markets and Mandates: Approaches to Promoting Broadband Access for Persons with Disabilities, by Krishna Jayakar, Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University.

This report examines access to broadband by individuals with disabilities in order to identify programs and policies that promote broadband adoption. Identifying significant barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing broadband, the author presents case studies of programs and policies aiming to improve access to technology by people with disabilities, ranging from technological innovations, market-driven initiatives, public-private partnerships and regulatory mandates. The report comparatively evaluates the efficacy of these approaches in improving disability access and concludes by discussing success factors and challenges for these efforts, recommending potential solutions to each.

Fernando Laguarda, director of the program and Vice President for External Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable, said, “These reports from the best and brightest thought leaders in telecommunications and media policy are a wonderful resource to policymakers and industry stakeholders alike. The feedback from the community is overwhelmingly positive and the demand for fresh thinking remains strong. We are pleased to continue making a contribution to the communications and technology policy debate.”

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 non-profits are eligible to apply for the stipends. The recently published essays and more information about the program can be found at www.twcresearchprogram.com and by following http://twitter.com/TWC_RP. The deadlines for the next awards is April 1, 2013.

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 15 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.