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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David Daniels

I'm a blogger from Long Island who's been hanging out on the internet since the late 90's. Before Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and even AOL there were blogs and here I've been ever since...


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