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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name Time Warner Cable
CEO Name Glenn Britt
CEO Compensation $16,433,828
CEO Retirement Assets $599,657
Underfunded Company Pension -$50,000,000
Annual Company Revenue $19,675,000,000
Tax Dodger ('08-'10) 12.7%
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $25,665,424
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
©2013 Center for Media and Democracy

Time Warner Cable is a cable service company, formerly controlled by Time Warner, Inc., but is now an independent company.[1] It currently operates in 27 states, and offers a variety of services from basic cable service to digital phone service. The company had revenues in 2011 totaling $19.7 billion. [2]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Time Warner Cable is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Edward Kozelek, Vice President of Government Affairs at TWC, is the ALEC state chair of Ohio.[3] TWC was also a "Director" level sponsor of the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, which in 2010 equated to $10,000,[4] and a sponsor of the ALEC Kids Congress at the same meeting.[5]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

Local News

Time Warner Cable also operates a number of "local" news channels that run on its cable systems.[6]

Capital News 9-Albany,Albany, NY
MetroSports, Kansas City, MO
News 8 Austin, Austin, TX
News 10 Now-Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
News 14, Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
News 14, Carolina-Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
NY1 News, New York, NY
R News, Rochester, NY

Personnel

Board of Directors

As of February 2013:[7]

Executive Management

As of February 2013:[8]

Contact Information

Corporate Offices in New York:
60 Columbus Cir #17
New York, NY 10023
(212) 364-8200

Website: http://www.timewarnercable.com

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Dealbook, Time Warner Cable Spinoff to Finish Next Month, New York Times, February 27, 2009
  2. Time Warner Cable, "2011 Annual Report", organizational document, page 44.
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  4. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 11, 2011
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Kids Congress, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 11, 2011
  6. Time Warner Cable Businesses
  7. , Time Warner Cable, "Board of Directors", organizational website, accessed February 2013
  8. , Time Warner Cable, "Our Executive Management Team", organizational website, accessed February 2013