Time Warner Cable Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY
As Verizon Runs Away From Those Same Users at Full Speed
While Verizon is running away from New York phone customers at great speed
, Time Warner Cable appears to be trying to embrace them. Time Warner Cable this week announced
that they're launching a new "Lifeline" program that will provide a $9.25 monthly phone credit to low income phone customers who qualify and currently participate in government assistance programs like Medicaid or Food Stamps. Time Warner Cable says they're launching the aid program in New York State, and will be expanding the program in additional states in the months to come. As we've seen with Comcast Sandy victims
, this is another example of Verizon's new marketing friends at the cable industry picking up the POTS and DSL customers Verizon has made clearly they no longer have an interest in.