TWC to Pay for Some Subscribers' Slingboxes

The set-top unit lets you watch your TV anywhere

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Time Warner Cable wants to pay for your Slingbox—as long as you’re paying for its top-tier Internet service.

The cable provider said yesterday that it plans to offer rebates on some customers’ purchases of a set-top Slingbox—regularly $300—that allows users to view what’s on their home TV from anywhere, on a number of different devices. But not just any customer: the Slingboxes will only be subsidized for subscribers to Time Warner’s $99 per month Wideband service, which is supposed to be faster (and more expensive) than traditional broadband.



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