In its second major enforcement action against companies accused of blocking Wi-Fi, the FCC is reiterating that it's not tolerating Wi-Fi blocking of any kind, including at convention centers where getting access to Wi-Fi can be challenging even in the best of circumstances.
IPass announced a new resale deal with Devicescape that the company said will allow it to create the world's "largest commercial Wi-Fi network" that includes around 50 million hotspots. The agreement more than doubles the number of global hotspots available through iPass' aggregated Wi-Fi network.
Cablevision's decision to launch its Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service was prompted by the MSO's desire for its customers to see a "tangible manifestation" of the company's extensive Wi-Fi network, which currently spans more than 1.1 million hotspots.
Boingo Wireless is using Procera Networks' PacketLogic/V solution to manage the consumer experience at its wireless hotspot locations.
Isreal-based Celeno Communications, a provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software, says it is talking to cable operators about its technology that promises to better manage Wi-Fi usage.
Saying it "listens to its customers," Marriott International issued a statement Wednesday saying it will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of its managed hotels, and as Inc. first reported, the hotel chain will not try to block personal hotspots in its conference and convention areas.
With the help of Mobile Beacon, libraries in the five boroughs of New York City will be lending out 10,000 high-speed hotspots to low-income residents who qualify. The Johnston, R.I.-based nonprofit is partnering with Sprint to distribute the hotspots.
Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix.
One of the most buzzed about topics in 2014 was the cable industry's wide embrace of Wi-Fi. While it's difficult for industry analysts to pinpoint the eventual size of the cable Wi-Fi business, it's clearly growing like gangbusters.
Time Warner Cable and Boingo Wireless announced the expansion of the roaming agreement they originally touted in June, looping hundreds of Passpoint-secured roaming locations into the fold.