In less than two years since first launched, “CableWiFi” – one of the nation’s largest WiFi networks providing on-the-go Internet access away from home – has grown to exceed more than 250,000 hotspots available at no additional charge to qualified customers of participating companies including Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.
When traveling outside their home markets, high-speed Internet customers of the participating companies can look for the CableWiFi network service set identifier (SSID). Through a simple sign-on process, they can connect to a WiFi access point using the same credentials they use to join their own providers’ WiFi network. Once they authenticate their device, for added convenience users will be able to have their devices auto-connect to a CableWiFi hotspot when they are in range.
"In today's hyper-connected world, WiFi hotspots have become one of the most important and fastest growing technologies of the Internet era," said Michael Powell, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President & CEO. "With 250,000 WiFi hotspots now available to millions of cable broadband customers at no additional charge, the value and reach of cable's robust Internet service increases significantly. The cable industry is committed to providing American consumers with the best Internet experience and the growth of the CableWiFi Alliance is delivering on that promise."
High-speed Internet customers can enjoy fast, reliable WiFi connections in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. including: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Orlando, Tampa, Kansas City, Austin, Charlotte and more. Customers should check their providers’ website for a nationwide coverage map.
The CableWiFi network offers indoor and outdoor hotspots located in high-traffic locations such as shopping districts, cafés, malls, sports and concert arenas, restaurants, parks and beaches. Customers are able to find the nearest hotspot either by visiting their service provider’s WiFi homepage or by downloading their provider’s WiFi Finder app to their mobile device.