TWC and Boingo expand deal, include Passpoint roaming

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Boingo Wireless announced the expansion of the roaming agreement they originally touted in June, looping hundreds of Passpoint-secured roaming locations into the fold.

Under the expanded partnership, TWC broadband customers can now roam onto Boingo's Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi networks at 25 of the busiest airports in the U.S., including Chicago's O'Hare International, Los Angeles International, and New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia.

Boingo customers can access thousands of TWC's Passpoint-enabled hotspots in cities including New York and Kansas City, with access in Los Angeles and Charlotte arriving in early 2015. Boingo customers already have access to more than 60,000 TWC hotspots that are not Passpoint-enabled through the initial deal.

Passpoint lets users with Passpoint-certified devices and the necessary authentication credentials more seamlessly and securely roam Wi-Fi networks.

"Passpoint technology provides significant value to our customers," said Rob Cerbone, VP of wireless product management for TWC, in a statement. "Our Passpoint roaming integration with Boingo will keep our users connected to this advanced technology during their travels, helping us provide maximum wireless security to our TWC Internet consumers when they're surfing the Internet out of home."

Added Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo Wireless CTO: "The launch of reciprocal Passpoint roaming in the U.S. marks a significant milestone for the wireless industry, but more importantly it makes the best possible WiFi connectivity experience available to even more customers in key locations throughout the U.S. Our partnership with TWC gives our customers truly widespread access to simple, seamless and secure WiFi in key markets nationwide."

For more:
- read this Boingo press release

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