Time Warner Wireless Internet at a Glance
Time Warner Cable® is the second largest cable provider in the United States. They also provide phone, Internet and mobile Internet services in 28 states nationwide. Time Warner wireless internet is offered through their Road Runner brand, which has different plans with different speeds. Their mobile internet service provides access to both 3G and 4G networks.
Time Warner wireless Internet products and services:
Road Runner® Extreme:
This broadband service includes wireless home networking (other bundles require an upgrade to add a Wi-Fi home network) with download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5Mbps.
Time Warner has two wireless internet plans, National Elite and National Choice. The National Elite plan offers unlimited nationwide mobile data and Internet access on 4G and 3G national networks. The National Choice plan uses the same networks but with a 250 MB data cap. If you have a laptop with built-in 4G WiMAX capabilities you can sign up for a data plan to use Time Warner’s mobile Internet service.
Wireless Access Devices:
There are three ways to access Time Warner mobile internet.
- Laptop Card – These devices are offered directly through Time Warner. Essentially, it’s a USB data card you plug directly into your laptop, and it provides you with high speed internet connection on the spot.
- Personal Mobile Hotspot – Once again, Time Warner Cable Mobile Internet offers these devices, which create mini WiFi hotspots within the coverage area. When using a Personal Mobile Hotspot, you can wirelessly connect multiple devices at the same time.
- Personal device with 4G WiMAX capabilities – If your laptop, mobile phone, or tablet is already 4G-ready through WiMAX, it will be compatible with Time Warner service.
Both the Laptop Card and the Personal Mobile Hotspot are offered at a discounted rate when signing up for a wireless internet service package with Time Warner.
More about Time Warner Wireless Internet:
With Time Warner Cable, it’s important to remember that service is only available in 28 states. As such, it’s fair to say that their overall wireless internet service is not as expansive as some providers. However, their 3G coverage is strong in the areas they do cover, and 4G service is good in most large cities.
As always, remember to do your research before choosing a wireless internet provider; some services might not be available in your location, while others might require contracts and bundles. Of course, some areas don’t provide much of an option, as Time Warner has exclusive cable and internet rights in certain places.
Finally, Time Warner recently partnered with Verizon to reward customers who choose both services. Time Warner Cable customers who upgrade or purchase a new Verizon mobile plan are eligible for a special deal. If packaging these two services is an option you’re considering, be aware of that offer.