Cable Challenge: Wi-Fi or WiMAX?

Medford, Cassimir
September 2008
Red Herring;9/10/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the significance of the decision of Cablevision to use WiFi as its long-range wireless technology. Cablevision reported the completion of the first phase of its $300 million tri-state Wi-Fi network in 2008. Through the network, Cablevision will offer free wireless service to its high-speed Internet subscribers. The author notes that the decision of Cablevision to use WiFi as its long-range wireless technology came as a surprise. He adds that the technology may meet the immediate needs of the company. The views of Tim Farrar, president of Telecom Media and Finance Associates, on Cablevision's WiFi network are also highlighted.


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