(L to R) John Lecco, Manager, Construction, Louis Panzer, Executive Director of North Carolina 811, Bruce Sheldon, Manager, Construction Buck Yarborough, Senior Director, Government Relations 

GREENSBORO, NC (April 7, 2016) Time Warner Cable has been named the NC811 Safe Digging Partner for April 2016 due to its ongoing commitment to safety, damage prevention and spreading the “Call Before You Dig” message to the public.

“This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner that NC811 is looking for:  The commitment to making the Call to 811, waiting the required time, respecting the marks, and digging safely,” said NC811’s Manager of Education, Ann Rushing.

Time Warner Cable has exhibited their dedication to safe digging by assisting with messaging sponsorship through a variety of media methods.  Partnering included participating as a subject matter expert for the PIPES Plus educational training, sponsorship for billboards around the state and working with their media division to spread the message electronically.  “TWC shared costs allowed NC 811 further the reach of the 811 message than we could have alone,” said NC811 Executive Director, Louis Panzer.

“Time Warner Cable is honored to receive this award, especially during National Safe Digging Month, which exemplifies our commitment to keeping our community safe and providing reliable services,” said Bob Shugarman, Senior Director for Construction with Time Warner Cable. “We actively promote the safe digging message externally and put it in practice in all of our day-to-day operations.”

This recognition highlighted National Safe Digging Month, which began in April. Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first.

Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.

About NC811
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 16 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at and