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TWCBC Delivers Free Blazing Fast Internet Service to CARECEN

Time Warner Cable Business Class donates technology upgrades to CARECEN as part of a multiyear contribution to LULAC

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: August 30, 2012


TWCBC Delivers Free Blazing Fast Internet Service to CARECEN


Time Warner Cable Business Class has donated technology upgrades and three years of high-speed Internet service to the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) as part of a national contribution to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC.)

The multi-year $200,000 grant from Time Warner Cable supports an array of technology equipment and services including desktop computers, laser printers, high speed Internet access, LCD projectors, and public service announcements for 16 of the organization's sites across the country, including Cincinnati, Charlotte, Wisconsin, Kansas City and Los Angeles, among others.

"Time Warner Cable is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to support LULAC and their affiliates, and we salute CARECEN's efforts to empower and educate Latinos" said David Montierth, regional vice president for Time Warner Cable Business Class.

CARECEN is a non-profit organization that provides support, services and programs to the Latino immigrant community, adults and youth. On average, CARECEN provides services to more than 10,000 Latinos per year.

"Our community faces tremendous challenges and our organization aims to educate Latino immigrants about their rights and provide them the resources to engage in civic life at all levels and improve their neighborhoods," said Martha Arévalo, CARECEN interim executive director. "Time Warner Cable Business Class is helping us reach those goals by donating their reliable, high-speed Internet service to us."

CARECEN houses two computer labs, which hold more than 45 computers. The Time Warner Cable Business Class technology upgrade will include a fast, dependable and secure broadband solution that will allow for the community and staff to access the Internet at up to 100 times faster than dial-up modems. In addition, the service has a much larger capacity for instant downloads.

Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of customized telecommunications solutions to more than 70,000 small-and medium-sized businesses as well as large regional and national corporations throughout Southern California. Based in Cerritos, Time Warner Cable Business Class launched in 1998 and employs more than 250 people in their Cerritos office and more than 500 across Southern California. In 2011, Time Warner Cable Business Class upgraded the Southern California fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure with a $120 million expansion.

The investment, which included the installation of 16 new fiber optic rings long enough to wrap around the earth's equator 14.5 times, allows the company to serve more than 125,000 businesses of all sizes throughout greater Los Angeles, providing them the opportunity to save 10 to 15 percent when switching from another provider.

CARECEN offers a variety of services including:
-Low cost immigration legal services
-Community Education via Academic, Arts and Culture programs for youth
-Parent Center which provides leadership training, technology assistance, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
-Economic Development services including: job placement assistance, wage theft resolution, and workshops on a variety of topics at the Day Labor Center
-Resources for health services
-Workshops on various topics including: Domestic Violence, Drugs and Alcohol, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Diabetes, Cholesterol and Nutrition
-Translation assistance

More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

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