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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cablevision Wireless at NJ Transit Stations

My wife sent me this Multichannel News article from earlier this month. It announces Cablevision's rollout of free wifi service for its customers in selected locations in our area. Soon the whole area will have wifi available.

Cablevision Goes Airborne In Jersey

Rollout Provides Access At Most NJ Transit Train Stations Across Northern and Central New Jersey

By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 3/3/2009 10:57:57 AM MT

Cablevision Systems has completed rolling out Optimum Wi-Fi wireless Internet access in commercial and high-traffic areas in northern and central New Jersey, as part of its $300 million project to bring wireless access to broadband customers in the New York metropolitan area for no additional cost.

In New Jersey, Cablevision is working with Comcast on a trial to expand Cablevision customers' access to commuter rail stations in Comcast's service area including Metropark, Maplewood, Westfield, Linden and Middletown.

The partnership gives each MSO's customers reciprocal access to the other operator's Wi-Fi network, at any of the New Jersey train stations that have been activated for service by either company.

NJ Transit Station: EdisonCablevision's newly activated New Jersey Wi-Fi zones cover most of the operator's service area in Bergen and Passaic counties, and parts of Essex, Morris, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties. The Wi-Fi service also is available at many northern and central New Jersey Transit train station platforms and parking lots, including Elizabeth, Metuchen, Edison, and Aberdeen-Matawan.

Cablevision said it expects to complete the Wi-Fi to its entire three-state footprint over the next year. Last fall, it expanded the service in its Long Island, Connecticut, and Westchester and Dutchess County, N.Y., service areas.

Cablevision advertises the service as providing symmetrical speeds of up to 1.5 Megabits per second, from any standard Wi-Fi device. A searchable list of hotspot locations is available at www.optimum.net/WiFi/Find.


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