Cablevision Lights Up WiFi

Cablevision announces initial phase of market-wide WiFi deployment

September 4, 2008

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced completion of the initial phase of its Optimum WiFi deployment. Already the largest and most advanced consumer WiFi network in the nation, based on geographic coverage, Optimum WiFi offers free and unlimited wireless Internet access as a value-added benefit for Cablevision’s Optimum Online high-speed Internet customers.

Cablevision in May announced plans to deploy WiFi in the commercial and high consumer traffic areas across its entire tri-state service area over the next two years. The company today announced that it had completed the deployment of Optimum WiFi throughout the commercial and high-traffic areas of Nassau County, in areas of Suffolk County, and on the commuter rail platforms and station parking lots across all of Long Island.

“One of the keys to Cablevision’s continued growth and success is ensuring that we are delivering the best and most technologically advanced services to our customers,” said Tom Rutledge, Cablevision’s chief operating officer. “We believe free and broadly available WiFi access will become an important and popular enhancement for our Optimum Online customers. Just a few months into our Optimum WiFi deployment, we have already built and activated the nation’s largest and most advanced consumer WiFi network, which will continue to grow and expand, ultimately allowing Optimum customers to bring the superior Internet experience they enjoy at home with them across our entire service area.”

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)

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