September 20, 2013

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TWC Partners with NYC Media Lab to Further Technological Innovation

Last month, we announced our donation to the NYC Media Lab. Launched in 2010 by the New York City Economic Development Corp, NYU Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University, the NYC Media Lab works to encourage collaboration among colleges and universities with technology companies to foster innovations and academic research in New York City.

As part of this partnership, Time Warner Cable’s Research Program on Digital Communication has funded NYU-Poly’s broadband Internet research through the Media Lab. This study is led by Prof. Justin Cappos, who was recently named by Popular Science as one of 2013’s “Brilliant Ten”. This study looked in to the potential impact that certain emerging trends may have on consumer bandwidth usage, such as increasing Internet connectivity, 5G and fog computing.

In the video below, Prof. Cappos explains his research and the potential real-life application.

Earlier today, Prof. Cappos’ research project was presented along with several others at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Research Summit. This event is a half-day deep dive into what the Lab is all about, featuring presentations and discussions on technologies and trends that are changing the industry.

TWC’s Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt delivered keynote address. Mr. Britt, who is retiring as CEO at the end of this year, reflected on his more than 40-year career in the cable industry – a time of unprecedented change in media and technology – and shared his thoughts on the connection between talent and technological innovation that continues to shape the communications landscape.

Mr. Britt noted that the cable industry was built on a simple, but powerful foundation of people and ideas and the successful marriage of technology with the demand for new services. He challenged the audience to dream of the new technologies that will change our lives and make them simpler, easier and better.

Mr. Britt summed up how far the industry had come since the beginning of his career:
“I was fortunate to join an industry that was just beginning to explode… we in the industry had a lot of dreams in 1972, when I began my professional career. These dreams went way beyond television to interactive communications. The most amazing thing is that those dreams have been fulfilled in ways bigger and better than any of us could have imagined at the time.”

To learn more about NYC Media Labs, visit

To learn more about Time Warner Cable’s Research Program, visit

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