Time Warner to double public access channels as part of license renewal
Time Warner Entertainment Co. will more than double the number of cable channels available for local use as part of the state’s renewal od the company’s non-exclusive cable franchise on O‘ahu.
The order allows Time Warner, which operates in Hawaii as Oceanic Time Warner Cable, to continue using public rights of way to provide cable service to consumers.
In exchange, the order directs Time Warner to increase the number of cable channels available for local uses in the State to 14 from six. That includes maintaining the six public, educational and governmental channels currently used by 'Olelo Community Media.