Time Warner Cable lit up 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Manhattan and said it is temporarily offering free access to all 2,700 of its hotspots in the New York City area in celebration of the MLB All-Star Game, which will be played July 16 in the borough of Queens. The free service is available during MLB All-Star Week.
In addition, through July 16 Time Warner-branded food trucks equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots will appear, with MLB All-Stars giving out complimentary baseball paraphernalia and regional cuisine. The trucks charge a suggested $5 donation, with proceeds going to the the Robin Hood Relief Fund to support those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Last month, Time Warner announced that it would deploy up to 10,000 Wi-Fi access points in New York by year's end, using gear from Cisco and Ruckus Wireless. It has already installed 2,700 Wi-Fi access points in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Regular TWC WiFi Hotspot service is available at no additional cost to the cable company's customers who subscribe to Standard Internet plans and above. Time Warner customers also can access more than 75,000 TWC WiFi Hotspots across the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut at no cost.
- see this Time Warner release and blog post
- see this FierceCable article
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