Cable Companies Join Together to Offer Shared Wi-Fi Hotspots

Posted Mon May 21, 2012 at 08:05 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The new initiative will give you access to hotspots from cable services you don't subscribe to in addition to the one that you do.

The latest move from some of the biggest cable providers around - Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable – marks a union that will benefit consumers in a very welcome way.

If you subscribe to any of these cable companies, you'll be able to access Wi-Fi hotspots from any of the others. For example, if you're a Comcast subscriber and the only hotspot around is from Time Warner, you'll be able to connect up and access.

The initial rollout is happening in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, and Philadelphia. Affected hotspots will be branded with the CableWiFi name.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: Brighthouse, Cox, Time Warner, Comcast, Wi-Fi Hotspots, CableWiFi (all tags)