Time-Warner like most cable operations has a great mix of copper and coaxial cable which will bring in voice, text, data, streaming and cash flow.
Local Scale in Los Angeles has allowed TWC to carve out lucrative deals with Lakers and Dodgers.
As one of the three biggest pay TV operators TWC can carve out preferential content deals in those situations where content needs to be peddled.
Local monopoly power will still be valuable for a long time to come.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.