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Comments on news posted 2013-02-01 16:35:24: Speaking about their earnings this week, Time Warner Cable announced that the company will be doubling their existing Wi-Fi footprint this year, with a heavy emphasis on their New York City markets. ..

en103

join:2011-05-02

Lots of spots in SoCal

In LA - they have a LOT of Wifi - probably more coverage than most ever would use, and keeps many from requiring a cell plan on a tablet.
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

Re: Lots of spots in SoCal

Indeed, there is a lot of coverage near commercial boulevards.
But connectivity and signal quality varies widely.

With a good connection, 15/1 is common.

djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·VOIPO

1 recommendation

said by en103:

In LA - they have a LOT of Wifi - probably more coverage than most ever would use, and keeps many from requiring a cell plan on a tablet.

Really? Of all the times I've checked for wifi availability, I've only seen TWC wifi show up once. I stumble across AT&T much more frequently (usually due to a Starbucks).

I'm not sure what the point of investing in wifi is. TWC would be much wiser to spend their efforts on their cable system. Their LA HD lineup is still a total joke and they're still running Comcast's iGuide software from 2004.
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AT&T U-Hearse - RIP Unlimited Internet 1995-2011
Rethink Billable.
onthecake

join:2003-08-08
Kansas City, MO

Meh

So far I have not been that impressed with the ones in KC. They connect about 1/3 of the time and when they do the speeds are only good enough to lightly browse on a tablet.
swarto112
Premium
join:2004-02-17
Brookfield, WI

1 recommendation

who cares?

how about upgrading that infrastructure?
JackBauer

join:2006-08-24
Schenectady, NY

1 recommendation

Re: who cares?

Maybe that's what they are doing.

Building a mesh network to bypass their lame hybrid coax fiber network.
en103

join:2011-05-02

Re: who cares?

probably more likely to push a deal to many 'urban dwellers' (NYC) where they wouldn't want to pay the extra $20-$30/month for limited data over cellular.

Maybe their long term is to partner with a cellular provider (aren't they hitching up with VZW?). It'd give AT&T a run for their money, and reduce the cost of overages, and give them some clickstream cash.
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by swarto112:

how about upgrading that infrastructure?

Here in Socal, TWC is the only entity that does, all the while prices have come down or remain flat.

We've on our third upgrade of the cable plant in a decade.

juilinsandar
Texas Gooner
Premium
join:2000-07-17
San Benito, TX

at&t has a better wifi coverage in my area

Sadly, the only twc wifi areas are in the local twc offices.

antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4

Put near my locations!

So I can use if mine goes down. :P
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: Put near my locations!

This most likely wouldn't help you. Especially if they're putting the APs on the cable lines along the street.

antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Re: Put near my locations!

said by TBBroadband:

This most likely wouldn't help you. Especially if they're putting the APs on the cable lines along the street.

Yeah, if it is a big outage. Sometimes, I do have small ones.
funny

join:2010-12-22

corrected title

"Time warner cable to double SPYSPOTS in 2013"