Cablevision to Spend $300M on Free Wi-Fi

Medford, Cassimir
May 2008
Red Herring;5/9/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article announces that cable operator Cablevision plans to build a mesh Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network in its coverage area to offer customers free wireless Internet access outside their homes. According to the article, cable operators have struggled with whether they should build their own mobile networks or partner with mobile carriers in the changing wireless market. The company said the cost of the deployment will be lowered by the fact that the Wi-Fi equipment will not require separate facilities.


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