HBO's Cable-Free Streaming Service Might Launch In April for $15 a Month

IBT reports a slew of new (supposed) details about HBO's forthcoming standalone subscription. The name? HBO Now. How much will it cost? $15. Should you be excited? Yes! » 3/04/15 3:20pm 3/04/15 3:20pm

How to Beat TWC and Comcast's Bullshit Modem Rental Fees 

The only thing worse than paying out the tuchus for unreliable internet from Time Warner Cable and Comcast is being forced pay a monthly rental fee for a modem you need to access that crappy internet. Happy New Year! The fees on both TWC and Comcast are going up yet again. Here's how to buy your own modem so you can… » 1/02/15 12:45pm 1/02/15 12:45pm

Comcast Internal Memo: That Service Rep From Hell Was Following Orders

Remember that agonizing phone call Ryan Block recorded last week, when a Comcast rep spent 20+ minutes trying to will Block not to cancel his account? Even a Comcast executive thought the call was "painful;" but also that the rep was doing just what they'd asked him to do. » 7/22/14 12:06pm 7/22/14 12:06pm

How Comcast-TWC Will End Your All-You-Can Internet Buffet

There are broad, sweeping implications for the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This is not one of them. This is a very specific, fine print change. But for TWC customers—and, eventually, the rest of us—it's going to be the single worst part of the deal. Welcome to broadband data caps! They're here to… » 2/16/14 12:00pm 2/16/14 12:00pm

How to Cut the Cord and Ditch Cable Once and For All

The imminent merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast heralds the start of a new era: one of even more expensive channel bundles, and even longer waits for service. It's time to make like a rat and get the heck off this sinking ship of cable television. Here's how you can keep watching your favorite shows without… » 2/15/14 1:04pm 2/15/14 1:04pm

The 50+ Best Tweets About the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

In case you missed it, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have officially confirmed their intentions to be come one gigantic conglomerate of suck. The internet, understandably, found this upsetting! Here are the funniest, angriest tweets about your new favorite monopoly: » 2/13/14 8:48am 2/13/14 8:48am

South Park hilariously nails everyone's problem with cable companies

Sure, complaining about cable is probably the quintessential first world problem but it's like cable companies get off in screwing you over. South Park captures the cable screw job perfectly: every customer wants changes to be made with cable but every cable company is just enjoying how many different ways they can… » 11/06/13 9:32pm 11/06/13 9:32pm

The Biggest Reason Streaming Cable TV Won't Happen Any Time Soon

Another day, another report about some company working on some kind of Future of TV™. The rumor du jour is Netflix is chatting up Comcast and Suddenlink for some content deals. Good luck with that! » 10/14/13 1:00pm 10/14/13 1:00pm

Time Warner Cable is offering a "limited number" free digital TV antennas to customers who are affected by the company's ongoing contractual spat with CBS. If you don't get one. Best Buy will be knocking 20 bucks off the in-store price of an antenna in select stores. » 8/23/13 9:41am 8/23/13 9:41am

Ha, the Most Hated Customer Service Companies Are All Cable and ISPs

You know cable companies are unpopular. ISPs are, generally, too. But seeing just how unpopular is just too funny. As in: pretty much the entire bottom end of the list was made up of cable and internet companies. » 8/21/13 12:20pm 8/21/13 12:20pm

TWC Is Installing Another 1000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Manhattan

We're not always the biggest fans of Time Warner Cable; it's unreliable, expensive, and they don't seem to care two hoots about improving it. But we applaud the company's plan to beef up the free Wi-Fi coverage it offers customers—especially in the congested airspace of New York. Beyond the 1700 hotspots already out… » 6/27/13 10:24am 6/27/13 10:24am

How Much Do You Pay for Cable?

No matter where in our great nation you live, there's a good chance you're getting raw deal from your cable operator. Or maybe you've just convinced yourself of as much. Today, we're gonna find out the truth—or we're going to try, anyway. » 5/07/13 11:00am 5/07/13 11:00am

The First Honest Cable Company Commercial

Cable companies are universally regarded as only slightly more popular than evil dictators, and a little less fashionable than certain strains of STDs. How do you fix something like that? Honesty! We're awful; we're unstoppable; you'll hate us; deal with it. That's something you could respect (and which would be… » 3/29/13 12:58am 3/29/13 12:58am

NimbleTV Lets You Stream Your Cable Anywhere Without a Box (In New…

If you pay for cable or satellite you should be able to watch it anywhere on any device. You paid for it! That's already possible by using a Slingbox, but NimbleTV wants to let you do it without a box. Disruption. » 12/21/12 9:35am 12/21/12 9:35am

Man's Comcast Box Floods Home with Cockroaches

Man, those Greedy Cable Companies have some nerve, am I right? Always showing up late, charging us for channels we don't want, under-delivering on broadband speeds. But at least they're not infesting our homes with bugs! Oh, wait. » 1/03/12 5:02pm 1/03/12 5:02pm

Ever Wonder How Cable TV Travels from Space to Your House?

You know that cable channels make content and beam it to a satellite, but what happens then? This video is a quick look behind the curtain with one of Time Warner's chief engineers. Who knew porn had to go through all that? [TWCable Untangled] » 12/12/11 10:00pm 12/12/11 10:00pm

Massive Time Warner Outage Hits the US

Time Warner internet services are taking a dump all over the country today, with users in New York, LA, San Francisco, Kansas City, Dallas, Ohio, and other cities and regions without internet. Many areas are reporting that service is back to normal, but we've put in a call to Time Warner to see exactly what happened. » 11/07/11 9:40am 11/07/11 9:40am

Underground Fires and Fiber-Optic Cables Don't Mix

Earlier this month an underground fire knocked out cable for a big chunk of the East Village in NYC. Remember that whole #fixcable thing from this summer? Well this is what it looks like when they literally fix cable. » 10/19/11 1:55pm 10/19/11 1:55pm

The Proposed Cable a la Carte Plans Aren't at all for Your Benefit

The talk earlier this week of cable companies proposing a la carte cable plans made it sound like they actually wanted to do something for their customers. Well as IT World explains, the cable companies still reek of greed. » 9/29/11 12:26pm 9/29/11 12:26pm