Time Warner deploying up to 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in NYC

Time Warner Cable expects to roll out up to 10,000 Wi-Fi access points in New York City by year's end, using gear from Cisco and Ruckus Wireless. The cable operator said it has installed 1,700 hotspots in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and will deploy 1,000 more "TWC WiFi" branded hotspots in Manhattan by mid July. Subscribers from Comcast, Cablevision and other operators in the CableWiFi consortium will be able to use the hotspots for free. Time Warner has already installed 12,000 hotspots in Southern California and also has hotspots in markets such as Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C. The company also announced a marketing deal with Major League Baseball, which makes it the "official Wi-Fi provider" for the league's All Star Week. The company said it will offer free access to 2,700 outdoor hotspots in New York City from July 12-16. For more, see this FierceCable article.