Posted Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Well, free after a mail-in rebate, but that's still pretty free!
If you're the kind of person who likes their internet to be fast - and we're talking crazy fast here - Time Warner has a pretty sweet deal for you. For $99 a month, you'll get their Wideband Internet with download speeds of up to 50 mbps and uploads of around five.
As a special promotion, you'll also qualify for a free Slingbox that allows you to watch your content anywhere you have internet access. You'll have to shell out the $300 up front, but you'll get a mail-in rebate for the same amount, making the Slingbox essentially free.
Not only is that a pretty sweet deal for customers, it's a good setup for Time Warner, since the Slingbox bypasses the whole issue of licensing content for different mediums. If folks are using a Slingbox, Time Warner doesn't have to pay a dime to content owners. Pretty slick Time Warner.
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