Cablevision to Expand Optimum Wi-Fi
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
June 4th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – New York based ISP Cablevision has announced that it will seek permission from New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority to expand its Optimum Wifi network to include the Long Island Railroad and metro north. This expansion would be fully funded by Cablevision. These new service areas would expand the ISPs already robust transportation wifi network which already includes most NJ transit stations, Long Island MacArthur airport and 200 other MTA rail platforms.
Broadband Speeds Matter Just as Much as Internet Access, Say New Yorkers
National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, States
December 13th, 2009
NEW YORK, December 13, 2009 – Broadband speeds matter just as much as does internet access, in order to ensure educational, economic and social opportunities for individuals of all incomes and ethnic backgrounds, participants in a community broadband hearing here agreed on Friday.
Policy officials, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, community-based organizations and others came together Friday for to discuss how New York fits into the national broadband plan currently being developed by the Federal Communications Commission in Washington.
New York City and State Each Craft Broadband Policies; City Nixes Muni Wi-Fi
August 7th, 2008
August 7 – New York City should not create a comprehensive municipal wireless network, but should instead take targeted actions to increase the public availability of high-speed internet service and encourage broadband adoption, city officials said last week.