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Time Warner Cable installs 361,000 miles of fiber optic cable in Southland

December 14, 2010 |  7:00 am

Fiber optic Time Warner Cable has finished installing 361,149 miles of fiber optic cable in Southern California and now has enough strands in place to wrap around the equator nearly 15 times.

Over the last two years, the company’s Business Class arm underwent a $120-million infrastructure expansion. The effort opens up phone, Internet, ethernet and cable television services to another 125,000 businesses in the Southland.

The cable network can quash power outages in 50 milliseconds, according to Time Warner, and had the added bonus of creating 250 new jobs.

The installation created 16 new coverage rings across the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County,  Inland Empire, West Los Angeles, Downtown, Hollywood and South Bay areas.


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