A big step, CableWiFi to Offer 50000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
A group of US cable companies (Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable) have come together to create a giant WiFi network “CableWiFi” with more than 50,000 hotspots around the US . It looks like differences between the wireless carriers’ and cable companies’ offerings are disappearing.
By visiting cablewifi.com, customers of Brighthouse Networks, Cox Communications, Optimum Online and Xfinity can now find hotspots across the country available with their Relevant Products/Services log-in.
For the first time, user can connect to a “CableWiFi” network with the same username and password used in own wireless networks. In the future users will be automatically connected to “CableWiFi” hotspots when in range.
The service initially launched in New York City and central Florida earlier May, and is set to expand to other markets in the coming months. “This effort adds great value to our high speed Internet customers by providing free wireless Internet access on all of their WiFi enabled devices in our markets and additional areas across the country,” said Nomi Bergman, President of Bright House Networks.
Wi-Fi searchers can browse the site by specific location (i.e., Grand Central Station), by location type or by city and check for indoor hotspots, outdoor hotspots and partner hotspots.
“The way customers are using our service continues to evolve,” said Cox Communications COO Jill Campbell in a joint statement issued by all five companies Monday. “This is a new area of opportunity that we need to explore.”
Rob Marcus, President and COO of Time Warner Cable, added: “We have long been the leading providers of high-speed Internet services in our customers’ homes. Through our rollout of Wi-Fi and the benefits of this we greatly increase the value and reach of our high-speed Internet service, providing access to outside the home and in cities across the country.”
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