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Optimum Online Updates Wi-Fi Finder App
Launches New Ad Campaign to Promote Wi-Fi Network
by Karl Bode 02:45PM Tuesday Jun 26 2012
Cablevision today announced that the company has released a new app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers that makes it easier for them to find and access Cablevision's growing number of Wi-Fi hotspots. The company free access (to paying Cablevision subscribers) to the company's 35,000 hotspots scattered around the New York metro area, each of which ideally offers speeds around 15 Mbps downstream and 4 Mbps upstream. The company has also launched a new ad campaign featuring "HotSpot the Dog" intended to drum up attention for the feature. The hotspot functionality is intended to help counter the competitive threat posed by Verizon FiOS, though Cablevision so far is mum on how or whether they will combat Verizon's latest round of speed (and price) hikes.

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mjmellin

join:2005-06-24
Englishtown, NJ

3 recommendations

Always apple!!!

Hello Android owns more marketshare and is a better device. How about some Android love?

Duramax08
To The Moon
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Re: Always apple!!!

No soup for you.

ITALIAN926

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Priorities?

Heres an idea Cablevision, why dont you update your 1990's TV software.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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...and in some cases FiOS actually reduced prices...

The now-$100 150/65 tier comes to mind. It now far outclasses CV's 101/15, $100 tier.

Boost+ is, if I remember correctly, less expensive than Verizon's 50/25 tier, though not by a whole lot, and 15/2 is cheaper than VZ's 15/5, so there isn't a ton to worry about on the low end of the speed spectrum there. However my guess is that CV's most lucrative customers once again have a good reason to leave for FiOS: 75/35 and 150/65 tiers outclass what's available on CV.

AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
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Onion, NJ
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Re: ...and in some cases FiOS actually reduced prices...

The ability to connect outside the home is a killer feature, a few more bits/second do not trump this feature.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast

Re: ...and in some cases FiOS actually reduced prices...

The ability to connect outside the home is useful in this case if:

1. You're getting subpar performance from your wireless carrier of choice, or
2. You can't figure out how to tether your wireless provider to your device of choice, or
3. You're having to restrict data usage due to data transfer caps on your wireless provider, or could downgrade your data package and save money by using WiFi.

I've never been in CV-land so I can't say whether OptimumWiFi is good enough that I could drop data plans that I have now...and good enough that I'd forego the additional bits per second on the upload channel that FiOS would offer if I was comparing them with CV. CV's WiFi deployment is the only one I know of that actually has anything close to a territory-wide footprint, and obviously it is ammunition against FiOS (though I wonder how much money CV would make, incrementally, if they opened up the network for a fee to non-cable customers).
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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·Verizon FiOS
said by iansltx:

The now-$100 150/65 tier comes to mind. It now far outclasses CV's 101/15, $100 tier.

Boost+ is, if I remember correctly, less expensive than Verizon's 50/25 tier, though not by a whole lot, and 15/2 is cheaper than VZ's 15/5, so there isn't a ton to worry about on the low end of the speed spectrum there. However my guess is that CV's most lucrative customers once again have a good reason to leave for FiOS: 75/35 and 150/65 tiers outclass what's available on CV.

The standalone prices w/ Cablevision are lower, the higher speed tiers are not worth the higher prices. Verizon is higher because they force bundling to get ANY discount and by bundling they mean 3 service.. not 2!
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Re: ...and in some cases FiOS actually reduced prices...

One person's "not worth" is another person's "totally" worth, says the person who pays more for his internet at the moment than 101/15 on CV costs.

FFH
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Good for Comcast, TWC, Cox customers too

»www.multichannel.com/article/486···i_Fi.php

renewed Wi-Fi marketing push comes after the company last month teamed up with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks to let each other's high-speed Internet customers access their respective Wi-Fi networks. That initiative, dubbed CableWiFi, provides the subscribers of participating MSOs reciprocal access to more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S.

The shared Cablevision hotspots also benefit other cable companies. I wonder if app will find the shared ones too?

slow_move

@optonline.net

It works

I use a wifi hotspot today. It was great.

HarleyYac
Lee
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Allendale, NJ
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Re: It works

2 reasons I left VZ Fios
1) Price...... CV gave us A GREAT deal albeit nothing compares to Fios speed

2) WIFI again not as fast LTE but I can get my shit done


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celicynd

join:2005-05-24
Union City, NJ

Optimum WiFi

I wish I could use Optimum WiFi, but any time I've connected with my iPhone, either it just doesn't work (despite having good signal), or it's so slow, I'd just use 3G instead.