NEW YORK, June 4, 2015 –Time Warner Cable (TWC) has expanded its outdoor WiFi network to three new cities – Dallas and San Antonio, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina – and now offers more than 100,000 TWC WiFi® Hotspots across its national WiFi network. TWC Internet customers also have access to one of the nation’s largest free WiFi Hotspot networks, Cable WiFi®, now totaling more than 400,000 hotspots operated by TWC and other Internet service providers in major cities across the country.
“In today’s highly mobile world, one of the biggest benefits of being a TWC Internet customer is access to free WiFi throughout the U.S.,” said Rob Cerbone, VP of Wireless Product Management for Time Warner Cable. “We’re growing our network every day and helping customers stay connected to what matters to them most by offering superfast broadband Internet speeds whether they are at home or away. Most importantly, our customers are noticing. Last year, TWC Internet customers engaged in more than 180 million WiFi sessions on our network, a 327% increase over the previous year.”
Time Warner Cable launched its TWC WiFi network in Los Angeles in 2011 so that customers could get the most out of their TWC home Internet subscription, even when on the go. TWC has continued to build its outdoor network in areas where its customers live, work and play with expansions to New York City, Austin, Kansas City, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Hawaii and most recently, Dallas, San Antonio and Raleigh. Additionally, TWC WiFi Hotspots are available nationwide throughout TWC service areas in indoor locations where customers have high dwell time, from restaurants and hair salons to shopping malls, gyms and transportation hubs.
TWC Internet customers also can enjoy free WiFi access at more than 100 premium Boingo locations, including 25 of the busiest airports in the U.S., as a result of bilateral roaming announced by the companies last year. Nearly all of the TWC WiFi Hotspots as well as the Boingo locations are Passpoint-enabled so that customers can securely roam and seamlessly connect to the TWCWiFi-Passpoint and Boingo “Passpoint Secure” networks.
“The ability to use free WiFi at the beach, a park, the airport, a neighborhood coffee shop or even your dentist’s office can make a big difference in what you save each month by not using cellular data,” said Cerbone.
TWC WiFi is available free to Time Warner Cable residential Internet customers with qualifying service tiers (minimum Standard or Extreme) and all Business Class Internet customers. Additionally, through TWC’s pay-as-you-go program, anyone can purchase a TWC WiFi Access Pass for an hour, 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days starting as low as $2.95 per hour.
To view a TWC WiFi coverage map, customers can visit twc.com/wificoverage or download the free TWC WiFi Finder app available in Google Play and the Apple App Store. For more information about Time Warner Cable WiFi®, visit twc.com/wifi.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at twc.com, twcbc.com and twcmedia.com.