Major MSOs Join Forces on WiFi

Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Cox and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) announced that they will enable each other's high-speed Internet customers to access their metro WiFi networks, totaling more than 50,000 hotspots. To simplify access, a new network name, "CableWiFi", has been created for subscribers to use when accessing the WiFi hotspots outside their home market. The first implementation is already complete as Bright House Networks and Cablevision launched "CableWiFi" alongside their branded WiFi networks in the New York City area and central Florida earlier this month.

Over the next few months, the "CableWiFi" network name will be added by each of the cable companies to their branded WiFi hotspots. The operators plan to continue to grow the number of WiFi hotspots and expand into several additional cities.
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