Nation’s leading cable companies joining forces to offer free Wi-Fi to each others’ customers
The country’s top cable providers are joining forces to provide free Wi-Fi access to each others’ broadband subscribers in over 50,000 hotspots across the U.S.
At the Cable Show in Boston Monday, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, Cablevision, and Bright House Networks announced that their customers will soon be able to tap into “CableWiFi” networks in a handful of major cities, including the New York City metro area, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, and Philadelphia.
Located in high-traffic areas like restaurants, parks, and beaches, the networks will be available to subscribers of any of the participating cable companies. To join the networks, users will be prompted to enter the same credentials they use to sign into their cable accounts.
The hotspots, though numerous, are sprinkled throughout less than half a dozen cities, but that will soon change, according to CNET, which reports that all five providers intend to expand their coverage.