Cablevision revs up WiFi offering for Optimum customers

CHICAGO - Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) continues to crank up its BelAir Networks-fueled WiFi offering. The Long Island MSO used a cable session, "Unplugged: the Mobile Extension of Cable's Value Proposition" to point out that the decidedly non-mobile service is now available at speeds ranging up to 15 Mbps downstream and 4 Mbps up.

The service, which was developed when the operator was looking for ways to add value to its high-speed data offering "rather than just reducing price" has been used by over 500,000 customers and "60 percent of our customers use it more than 10 times a month," said Kevin Curran, SVP of wireless product development at Cablevision.

The service is only available to Cablevision customers who have high-speed data service and is now "much faster than 3G," Curran said. "Our message is pretty simple: it's free, it's fast, it's available to Optimum customers."

Related articles:
Cablevision pits WiFi network against 3G in New York
Cable guys give thumbs up to BelAir's strand-mounted wireless picocell
Cablevision prepares ads mocking 3G and promoting Wi-Fi

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Whitepaper: How to Elevate Your Content Delivery Workflows With Dell EMC PowerScale

Learn how Dell EMC PowerScale helps meet surging viewer demand while reducing costs with a single centralized platform for the ingest, processing, and delivery of the content your viewers love.

Suggested Articles

WarnerMedia scored a key HBO Max distribution deal with Comcast just as it launched in May. Nearly six months later, there still isn’t an app.

Comcast is planning new data caps and video service price increases for its subscribers in 2021.

The Apple TV remote is an often reviled peripheral device. Universal Electronics has taken it upon itself to create a different option.