Time Warner Cable and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver opened a state-of-the-art Learning Lab today at the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) in New York City $B!G (Bs Chinatown. CPC is the first community services organization in Lower Manhattan to receive a Learning Lab, which is a Time Warner Cable-funded program providing New Yorkers with access to computers, e-learning programs and high-speed Internet to assist with their educational and professional development needs. The Learning Lab is located at CPC $B!G (Bs community service center at 165 Eldridge Street.
The $50,000 donation by Time Warner Cable for the Learning Lab includes new computers, printers, computer software, tablets and HD televisions. The Learning Lab is powered by high-speed Wideband Internet from Time Warner Cable Business Class, which also provides the Lab $B!G (Bs complimentary HD DVR and TV services.
$B!H (BThrough the Learning Lab, Time Warner Cable is providing the community with the necessities of the digital age from fast Internet to the latest computer technologies, $B!I (B said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations for NYC, Time Warner Cable. $B!H (BIt $B!G (Bs terrific timing to open a Time Warner Cable Learning Lab during the Year of the Dragon, a great symbol of strength and good luck. We thank Speaker Silver for making our partnership with the CPC possible to bring a Learning Lab to Chinatown. $B!I (B
$B!H (BFor almost 5 decades, CPC has been providing social and educational services in the community, ranging from English as a Second Language classes to job training and placement, childcare, youth, housing and healthcare services, $B!I (B said CPC Executive Director David Chen. $B!H (BIn today’s digital economy, it is increasingly important for us to narrow the technology gap in our community by launching a resource complete with state-of-the-art computers, tablets, e-readers and other equipment. CPC is pleased to partner with Time Warner Cable to launch this important first-of-its-kind Learning Lab in the Lower East Side. $B!I (B
$B!H (BThis Learning Lab will be a vital resource for my neighbors in Chinatown. By providing state-of-the-art technology, free Internet and cable access, we are helping to create new educational opportunities for our children and giving adults and seniors the chance to develop new skills and stay connected in our increasingly digital world, $B!I (B said New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. $B!H (BI want to thank Time Warner Cable for its investment in our community and I want to commend the Chinese-American Planning Council for its commitment to improving the lives of our residents. $B!I (B
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council is one of the largest nonprofit providers of educational, social and community services for Asian Americans in the United States. It now serves over 8,000 people daily through over 70 programs in 32 locations citywide. It administers community services, childcare, youth services, workforce development, senior services, home attendant services, housing, and cultural services. CPC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese Americans in New York City by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream.
Time Warner Cable continues to be an active member and supporter of the Chinese community. The company has sponsored events such as the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival as part of its $B!H (BEnjoy Better $B!I (B campaign, which celebrates the city $B!G (Bs rich diversity.
Time Warner Cable also offers customers the option of speaking with a customer care agent in both Mandarin and Cantonese through a dedicated telephone number (718-358-7928). In addition, the company offers International OnePrice phone service to help connect family and friends in more than 100 countries including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
A substantial amount of Mandarin and Cantonese programming are available through Time Warner Cable, including TV packages such as Mandarin Passport, Mandarin ETTV and Mandarin Pass Plus. Many of the channels provided in these packages are being provided free to the Learning Lab at CPC, courtesy of Time Warner Cable Business Class. Channels being provided include TVB1 Channel 581, Chinese Prime Channel 582, Chinese Cinema Channel 583, Phoenix TV Channel 584, Phoenix InfoNews Channel 585, CCTV-4 Channel 586, CTI Zhong Tian Channel 588, New Tang Dynasty Channel 589, ETTV New York Channel 592, ETTV News Channel 593, ETTV China Channel 594, ETTV Financial News Channel 595, ETTV Drama Channel 596 and ETTV Yo Yo Channel 597.
The Learning Lab at the CPC is the sixth technology center that Time Warner Cable has officially opened in New York City. Additional Learning Labs are located at the Police Athletic League Center in Harlem, Sunnyside Community Services in Sunnyside, Queens, Gerard Carter Community Center in Stapleton, Staten Island, James Weldon Johnson Community Center in Harlem and Good Shepherd Services in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Navy Yard will be the site of the next Learning Lab.
Time Warner Cable $B!G (Bs New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high $B!> (Bspeed 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, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.
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 $B!G (Bs markets. For more information, please visit http://www.twcbc.com.
About Chinese American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) Founded in 1965 in response to the growing number of Asian immigrants in New York City, CPC has become one of the largest providers of social services for Asian Americans in the United States. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese American children, youth, adults and senior citizens in New York City by providing access to services, skills, and resources toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream.