Cablevision will launch WiFi network this fall

Cable operator Cablevision says that it will launch its extensive WiFi network this fall in its operating region, which includes parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The network, which will cost in excess of $300 million, will be available to Cablevision broadband Internet subscribers for free.

During the company's earnings call yesterday with investors, Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge said that the company spent $20 million between May and the end of June building the WiFi network, which it will unveil soon.  Although initially the network is intended to allow people to access the Internet, Cablevision has said that it will eventually offer other services including voice and video.

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