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Cox sets up 1,700 Wi-Fi hotspots in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Cable industry could see big fortunes in Wi-Fi

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.

TWC and Boingo expand deal, include Passpoint roaming

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.

Comcast responds to hotspot suit: It doesn't hurt you, and you can easily turn it off

Responding to a class-action suit over its deployment of dual use Wi-Fi gateways to residential customers, Comcast said its home hotspots don't impede network performance or undermine security.

Comcast users struggle to keep their routers from being used as hotspots

As it aggressively seeks to grow its carrier-grade Wi-Fi footprint by building in a separate SSID signal into the modems of its residential subscribers, Comcast has purportedly offered its customers the ability to opt out of the program.

Survey: 77% of service providers plan to use 'homespots'

New research exploring the transition from "best-effort" to "carrier-grade" Wi-Fi networks shows that service providers realize that "best effort" Wi-Fi is becoming less profitable and that new revenue streams can only be built once a higher quality of experience (QoE) is assured.

Amdocs: Carrier grade Wi-Fi will account for 72% of hotspots by 2018

With cable companies making significant investments in the sector, "carrier grade" Wi-Fi is rapidly overtaking "best effort" Wi-Fi, says back-end services provider Amdocs, releasing the results of a new study.

Competition for Cablevision? NYC launches ambitious public Wi-Fi project

In a move that could signal major competition for cable companies, New York City has pledged to launch an ambitious public Wi-Fi project in 2015. Dubbed "LinkNYC," the service will provide free Internet service across the New York's five boroughs, as well as no-cost domestic calling and video chatting.

Apple, HotSpot 2.0 and massive hotspot deployments mean Wi-Fi has left the building

The notion that Wi-Fi is somehow a second-class citizen because it's the "offload" for cellular operators? Well, that just doesn't hold water any longer. If given a choice, most consumers already choose Wi-Fi first and cellular second.

Cox initiates major Wi-Fi deployment in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix, Ariz., has announced the deployment of 500 Cox Communications Wi-Fi hotspots. Cox, which has already conducted a significant rollout of high-speed residential Internet service in the Valley of the Sun, plans to have 1,200 hotspots deployed in the Phoenix area by the end of 2014.