Advance Newhouse owns Bright House. Bright House owns and maintains the cable plant (all of the cable, fiber optic, head ends, equipment, etc). TWC negotiates on behalf of Bright House for programming and provides the Road Runner service. Advance Newhouse contracted Time Warner to maintain the system back in the 90's and early 00's. But Time Warner never owned the system. Advance Newhouse decided they wanted to run the system and created Bright House.