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Comments on news posted 2013-10-07 14:30:33: Time Warner Cable has announced that the company is buying Charlotte, North Carolina-based DukeNet for $600 million. ..



TSWYO
Premium
join:2003-05-03
Cheyenne, WY

Stopping Google...

From buying it first?


aciddrink

join:2000-08-26
If you cant beat em...

klineba

join:2010-08-30
Perrysville, OH
If you cant beat em... don't want to compete with em...

Fixed it for ya


WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
Premium
join:2005-06-21
Irvine, CA

Make an offer they "cannot" resist

Google will just buy it from TWC for a lump sum.


tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:5

wondering why duke is dumping the fiber??...

... "Not their core business," but likely to yield better than their energy businesses for a few years, Unless they know something is wrong with that market and the cash price was a deal.

danielholt

join:2013-04-22
Wake Forest, NC

NCNGN

this is in obvious response to a gigabit fiber-to-the-home pilot that time warner would like to launch in Raleigh/Durham.

See NCNGN.net for more info.

ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC

1 recommendation

reply to tshirt

Re: wondering why duke is dumping the fiber??...

Duke's energy business is doing just fine. They're getting rate increase after rate increase handed to them hand over fist.

cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

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Say it with me children: "Backbone"

DukeNet is a fiber backbone network -- it passes few homes, and in fact, a great many of those miles are along train tracks. (my maps from the 90's show loops from NYC to Key West, FL) I would guess this is a move to bolster TWC's "business" assets. (They sell metro-ethernet off fiber, too.)


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

This is for TW and not TWC

This is a buy for the enterprise side of the house not the cable side of the house. It will help with long haul and enterprise point to point but not a lot of help into the last mile.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.

danielholt

join:2013-04-22
Wake Forest, NC

hmm

you can't run FTTH without backhaul to your headend. Never said this was to connect directly into homes. #notrollingplease


skuv

@rr.com
reply to battleop

Re: This is for TW and not TWC

Time Warner Cable is not a part of Time Warner, Inc. and hasn't been for several years now. So no, this is not for TW.

Time Warner Cables cares about the long haul just as much as they care about the last mile. How do you think they connect from city to city in their foot print? This fiber runs through TWC's footprint, and goes between Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte, 3 of their main points of presense in the Carolinas.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to ke4pym

Re: wondering why duke is dumping the fiber??...

and they are expanding well.


davoice

join:2000-08-12
Saxapahaw, NC
reply to tshirt
DukeNet is wholly separate from the power business. Has been for a good many years. So it's not Duke dumping their fiber. It's DukeNet's investors reaping a return on their investment. Duke Power happens to be one of those investors but not the only one.