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100,000 Cable Wi-Fi Hotspots Make the Internet an "Everywhere Experience"

@johnsolit

January 31, 2013

As Cox Communications joins Cablevision, Comcast and Time Warner Cable in offering its customers free Wi-Fi Hotspots (Cox just announcing 769 new Hotspots in Northern Virginia), it occurs to us that cable has officially provided well over 100,000 Wi-Fi locations nationwide. With these outside-the-home locations, cable customers can freely access high-speed Internet on smartphones, tablets,…

Cable Operators Deliver the Fastest Broadband Speeds

September 2, 2011

Via a new PC Magazine study, cable has once again shown to deliver the fastest broadband speeds to the most homes across the US.  Cox, Comcast and Charter take the first three spots, with other cable operators not far behind.  As we’ve noted previously, cable broadband is available to 93% of U.S. households, offering speeds…

Wideband Comes to Washington

June 9, 2009

It’s been more than a year now since I first mentioned deployment of wideband Internet access based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard. With the use of channel bonding, cable operators are able to offer speeds exceeding 100 Mbps downstream. The first launch was in the Twin Cities market in April of 2008. Since then, it’s…