U.S. Cable Companies Team Up Like Avengers, Envision Wi-Fi Hotspots for All

Paul Lilly

To answer Rodney King's question, yes, we can all get along, even U.S. cable companies, a handful of which formed a super alliance of sorts to give subscribers access to tens of thousands of hotspots. Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable are the five stateside cable companies working together to expand what's known as 'CableWiFi' into more areas other than New York City and central Florida, where the hotspot service has already launched.

Each of the five above mentioned cable outfits will integrate CableWiFi into their own Wi-Fit hotspot areas, creating a massive wireless network for subscribers to use, no matter which of the participating cable companies they're signed up with.

"This effort adds great value to our high speed Internet customers by providing free wireless Internet access on all of their Wi-Fi enabled devices in our markets and additional areas across the country," said Nomi Bergman , President of Bright House Networks.

Collectively, the five cable operators participating in the CableWiFi initiative offer more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, and Philadelphia, both indoor and outdoor. Subscribers can find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots by visiting www.cablewifi.com .

This is the largest and most inclusive Wi-Fi sharing initiative to date, the participating cable companies said in a joint press release.

Image Credit: Bright House Networks

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