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CBIS solution supports Road Runner cable modem service.

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 1997--CBIS(R) announces the implementation of customer care and billing support for Time Warner's offering of broadband online service and Internet access See how to access the Internet.  via high-speed cable modem cable modem

Modem used to convert analog data signals to digital form and vise versa, for transmission or receipt over cable television lines, especially for connecting to the Internet.

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 is providing its CableMaster(TM) 2000 Subscriber Management and Billing Solution to support "Road Runner road runner: see cuckoo.

Road Runner

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Road Runner
" service in the Akron-Canton, Ohio, market, which has 330,000 homes ready for cable modem installation.

Road Runner is offering a combination of local and international content including newspapers, museums, libraries, government information, historical sites, sports, popular magazines and much more.

"Road Runner broke new ground in the world of high-speed, on-line computing as a 21st century service," said Time Warner's Northeast Ohio Division President Stephen Fry Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker and television personality. The former comedic collaborator of Hugh Laurie, he is perhaps best known for his recurring role in the BBC TV series Blackadder. . "Our efforts in offering Road Runner were supported and facilitated by CBIS and its CableMaster solution, which allows us to provide efficient and effective subscriber care and billing as demand for this new service grows."

"The robust functionality of CableMaster 2000 reaffirms CBIS's commitment to supporting our customer care and billing clients as they enter the powerful new world of high-speed data services," said Tom Smaldone, president of the CBIS Cable & Broadband Solutions Group. "CBIS's support of Time Warner's Road Runner service in Canton-Akron also demonstrates the flexibility of CableMaster 2000, which is helping MSO's reduce the costs and complexity of implementing these increasingly popular services, and at the same time, allowing them to realize a quicker return on investment."

CBIS's CableMaster 2000 -- developed specifically for the cable industry and which provides Internet and broadband billing functionality -- utilizes a fully integrated, on-line, real-time relational database relational database

Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple.
, giving all functions and departments the ability to update and access data at all times. Through licensed installations and service bureau operation, it supports many of the major markets of the nation's leading cable system operators including Cox, TCI (Trustworthy Computing Initiative) An umbrella term from Microsoft for its efforts to improve security in Windows. TCI was announced in 2002 after viruses such as Code Red and Nimda had succeeded in attacking numerous Windows computers. , Southwestern Bell, Media General, Galaxy, and Suburban. Since its introduction in 1982, CableMaster has been installed in nine countries around the world, managing nearly 9 million subscribers.

About Time Warner

Time Warner Cable This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  is the nation's second largest cable television operator, currently serving 12.1 million customers in 37 states. It is a unit of Time Warner Entertainment Co., L.P.

About CBIS

CBIS is Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, the global leader in the provision and management of customer care and billing solutions for the communications industry. CBIS's state-of-the-art data center infrastructure centered in Cincinnati and Orlando, and client sites, produce more than 260,000,000 bills for cable TV, wireless and wireline telephony, and convergent services each year.

CBIS uses its extensive billing systems expertise and service bureau experience to create advantages for leading companies in wireless, wireline, cable, and emerging communications services. CBIS -- a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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) -- is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse work force. CBIS's web site is . -0-

CBIS is a registered servicemark and CableMaster is a trademark of Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc.

CONTACT: Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc., Cincinnati

John Pratt, 513/723-3669 or 800/327-3900

john.pratt(at sign)
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