Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable, today announced that it has expanded its fiber optic network to the Empire State Building, providing all tenants of the famous skyscraper with access to a dedicated Internet network that provides high bandwidth capabilities and speeds that can reach 1,000 megabytes per second (Mbps).
In addition to faster Internet speeds, the network also enables businesses to have their voice, Ethernet, TV, and video transport services delivered over fiber, strengthening the competitiveness of the world’s most famous office building to retain and attract tenants.
“We are very pleased to wire the Empire State Building with the latest in fiber optics technology, which enables tenants to connect to a network with incredible bandwidth capabilities and far superior Internet speeds,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, President of Time Warner Cable Business Class, East Region. “Lighting up the Empire State Building is an important milestone in our efforts to bring fiber access to more business locations and help New York City attract international business investments. We thank the Empire State Building’s management team and W&H Properties for working with us to complete this important project.”
“Time Warner Cable is a wonderful partner to bring to the Empire State Building,” said Anthony E. Malkin of the Empire State Building. “Part of our Empire State ReBuilding program has been to update every aspect of infrastructure to make the World’s Most Famous Office Building the world’s state-of-the-art standard. Time Warner Cable will offer key benefits to our tenants, nearly 3 million square feet of them.”
Time Warner Cable Business Class is actively expanding its fiber optic network to established and emerging business locations throughout New York City. The company’s fiber network is in addition to its hybrid fiber coax infrastructure that is widely available throughout New York City, including the Empire State Building, and offers a suite of data, video and voice services to businesses of all size.
About Time Warner Cable Business Class
Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), offers a full complement of business communications tools to small-and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its phone, Internet, Ethernet, cable TV and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998, offering high-speed Internet to small businesses. Today, it serves approximately 450,000 business customers throughout Time Warner Cable’s markets. For more information, please visit http://www.twcbc.com.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet (from base to antenna) above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions and is the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.