NEW REPORT FROM TIME WARNER CABLE’S RESEARCH PROGRAM EXAMINES SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY
Report Calls for Targeted Technology Investments, Federal Incentives, Digital Literacy Initiatives
CINNCINNATI, July 24, 2014 -- Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced the publication of Small Businesses, Big Opportunities: Creating More Jobs With Technology. The policy paper discusses the need to close the persistent income inequality and unemployment gaps with tools that can facilitate the growth of small businesses. The new report is the latest publication from Time Warner Cable’s Research Program on Digital Communications, which engages scholars to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community.
The report, authored by Hazeen Ashby and her colleagues at the National Urban League (NUL) Washington Bureau, concludes that advancing a national goal of economic empowerment for urban populations will require ongoing engagement through technology, providing entrepreneurs with tools that can facilitate exponential growth.
Fernando Laguarda, director of the program and Vice President for External Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable, said, “Time Warner Cable is a leader in facilitating economic growth. We were named an Investment Hero by the Progressive Policy Institute, and remain fully committed to providing affordable technology solutions that make businesses competitive at any size. This report explains the importance of technology to small business, and makes concrete recommendations on how to accelerate the growth that will benefit us all. We look forward to learning from this work and making further contributions to the communications and technology policy debate.”
Launched in February 2010, the TWC Research Program has made awards to leading researchers to encourage dialogue and debate on important topics in the digital communications arena. Today’s report, as well as previously released reports, can be downloaded for free at http://www.twcresearchprogram.com. The views expressed in the report are those of the author and not necessarily those of Time Warner Cable or the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications.
About the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications
The Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications awards stipends to foster research dedicated to increasing understanding of the benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community. Individual researchers affiliated with universities and non-profits are eligible to apply for the stipends. The recently published essays and more information about the program can be found atwww.twcresearchprogram.com and by following http://twitter.com/TWC_RP.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com, and www.twcmedia.com.