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Hands on with Cablevision’s upcoming Optimum App for Laptops

January 26th, 2012

Last summer, Cablevision was one of the first cable providers to release an app for watching live TV on mobile devices. The Optimum App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch allows Optimum subscribers to watch live television when connected to their home networks. Cablevision is now testing the Optimum App for Laptops, which transforms …

Optimum launches iPhone app, allows full TV viewing, remote controlling

August 9th, 2011

Cablevision launched a unique implementation of TV viewing with the company’s iPad app a few months back. In short, the iPad actually sits behind your home network, connects through your Optimum cable model directly to the company’s internal network, and essentially acts as a TV tuner. This delivers every channel you’re subscribed to that you …

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

June 14th, 2011

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 — …

Optimum iPad app hands-on!

April 2nd, 2011

We knew that Cablevision was involved in creating an iPad app that enables the viewing of TV content, but we didn’t know that the app would offer iPad owners a better experience than FIOS’ and Time Warner Cable’s offerings. Cablevision’s Optimum app lets you, from behind your own network at home, view your entire channel lineup …

Cablevision submits proposal to bring Optimum Wi-Fi to MTA trains

June 2nd, 2010

In a response to a Request for Proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Cablevision announced today that it has submitted a bid to bring its Optimum Wi-Fi to Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains on Long Island as well as in Westchester and Southern Connecticut. Access to the network will be free for …

Time Warner Cable offers free Wi-Fi to its NYC subscribers

March 25th, 2010

Time Warner Cable has blessed one million of its customers this morning with the announcement it will be offering free Wi-Fi too all of its clients who reside in New York City. Made possible by a partnership with Cablevision’s Optimum Wi-Fi service, Road Runner clients will be able to access literally thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots …

Verizon responds to Cablevision's Optimum Ultra service

April 30th, 2009

Honestly, we absolutely love it when a company ignores its instincts along with the onslaught of advice from its PR firm and talks, err, smack. Despite what some flacks may tell you, people want to hear it like it is and sometimes PR-ified nonsense does more harm than good. Then again, sometimes the opposite is …

Optimum Online accessed over 1,000,000 times for free

April 4th, 2009

Cablevision’s Optimum Online service recently announced that its subscribers have connected and used their free Wi-Fi access points over 1,000,000 times. Pretty amazing, actually. We got a heads up they are offering free Wi-Fi on all of their Wi-Fi hotspots across their service area (NY/NJ/CT) to subscribers of its Optimum Online internet service. At a …