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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