Cablevision increases free Optimum Wi-Fi to 15Mbps across NY/NJ/CT

By on June 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM.

Cablevision increases free Optimum Wi-Fi to 15Mbps across NY/NJ/CT

Cablevision’s Optimum Wi-Fi service, free for subscribers, has been extremely popular in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area, giving customers access to fast Wi-Fi from tens of thousands of locations. Today, Cablevision is announcing that the company has bumped up speeds at all Wi-Fi locations to 15Mbps down and 4Mbps up — the same speeds home subscribers get with entry-level Optimum Online service. Over 500,000 people use Optimum’s free Wi-Fi service, and this move makes Optimum’s Wi-Fi faster than any 3G or 4G network, barring Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, which we’ve seen trump those numbers from time to time. Additionally, Cablevision previously partnered with Time Warner and Comcast to allow customers of all three providers to roam onto all three provider’s Wi-Fi networks, so this change affects Time Warner and Comcast subscribers as well which is great. The full press release is after the break, and the new download and upload speeds are already available across the tri-state area. More →

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Sprint announces 69th, 70th WiMAX markets: Denver, CO and Bridgeport, CT

By on December 20, 2010 at 5:41 PM.

Sprint announces 69th, 70th WiMAX markets: Denver, CO and Bridgeport, CT

In a press release today, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint announced Denver, Colorado and Bridgeport, Connecticut as the 69th and 70th markets to be covered by its next-generation WiMAX network. “With Sprint 4G, wireless customers will experience faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and turbo-charged Web browsing – all on the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier,” writes Sprint. If you’re located in the Denver or Bridgeport areas, and rocking a Sprint 4G device, let us know what kind of data speeds you’re seeing. More →

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Greenwich Apple Store robbed

By on December 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM.

Greenwich Apple Store robbed

On Tuesday morning, the Greenwich, Conn. Apple Store was allegedly robbed by five men, and we decided to drop by the scene today to see for ourselves. The store is now open for business, though one of two main entrances to the location is still blocked off ahead of repairs, which should take place soon.

According to reports and surveillance video, the suspects broke in through the large glass doors by smashing the glass. They proceeded to grab items on display in the store and apparently made off with tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise. No arrests have been made at this time.

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Cablevision, Time Warner, Comcast announce agreement for free Wi-Fi roaming

By on April 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM.

Cablevision, Time Warner, Comcast announce agreement for free Wi-Fi roaming

WiFi Roaming iPad

Big news coming out of the NY/NJ/CT tri-state cable companies, and it’s downright exciting. Cablevision, Time Warner, and Comcast have all teamed up to announce a roaming agreement that will allow their subscribers to freely roam on any of the companies Wi-Fi networks. Think about that for a second… as long as you are a Cablevision, Time Warner, or Comcast customer, you can get free Wi-Fi access at practically limitless locations (thousands) all across the NY metro area from all three providers, and connect to any of their networks from your computer, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry — whatever. According to the press release, authentication for this to happen is already in place starting today, so if you were just sticking to your own cable provider’s magic hotspot, fell free to mosey on over to one of the partner networks. Just try not to make Verizon too jealous, ok?

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