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CableWiFi is Here and it’s Fast!


Have you noticed the new hotspot rolling out across Long Island?

I had noticed that there were hotspots popping up called CableWiFi. I never tried to use one because I throughout it was a Zombie network. Turns out Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications and Cablevision Systems have announced “CableWiFi,” a new network of more than 50,000 WiFi hotspots that can be shared by the customers of the various partners.

Once this news leaked out I had to get on one and test it. Considering these hotspots have to handle more traffic I was just doing my diligent duty as a tech blogger to make sure these new hotspots were up to the task.

Here’s are the results of my Speedtest:

The upload speeds are amazing, better than I get at home. Download speeds are excellent too. What you would typically get on your home network.

  • Download: 15.81 Mbps

  • Upload: 9.70 Mbps

This new network is definitely a win win for consumers. It use to be that if you wanted the public wifi on Long Island you had to be a cable subscriber. Now Verizon customers can access it. Still, I wonder if these hotspots will eventually slow down with all the traffic. That would make the original Cablevision hotspot network a great deal too!

What do you think? Will this new Network be better than the old one?


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    June 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I am still grandfathered in on unlimited data for the time being, so I’m terrible at paying attention to this stuff.

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    June 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Interesting. I never even look for WiFi anymore when I’m not at home but I’m going to have to try this out. Awesome. (Also, hello. I am a personal style blogger living on LI.)

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      David Daniels
      June 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

      Hello fellow Long Islander. Nice to meet you. I kinda blog tech & social media and I’m always hunting for wifi hotspots. Cable seems to help me keep under my data limit big time. ;)

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