TW Cable Earmarks Wi-Fi Cash

Time Warner Cable announces $15 million investment to launch Los Angeles Wi-Fi network

September 12, 2011

2 Min Read

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Connecting wirelessly to the Internet is about to get a lot easier in and around Los Angeles. Time Warner Cable has invested $15 million to build a WiFi network that will be free to all Time Warner Cable high-speed data customers. Additionally, Time Warner Cable will offer a pay-as-you-go, fee-based service to non-Time Warner Cable customers and area visitors. While Time Warner Cable has offered WiFi in other parts of the country, Los Angeles will be the company’s largest deployment to date. Reaching more than 40 square miles of Southern California, the TWC WiFi network will include areas in Venice Beach, West Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Newport Beach and other cities within Orange County.

To find the Time Warner Cable WiFi network, customers should look for the network titled TWCWiFi on their WiFi devices. Time Warner Cable WiFi will provide a simple sign-on process for Time Warner Cable customers using their Road Runner address and password. Once registered, Time Warner Cable’s subscribers’ devices will auto-connect to the Internet within the TWCWiFi network. Non-Time Warner Cable subscribers and area visitors can also access the network using pay-as-you-go pricing.

“Time Warner Cable is committed to making Internet access fast, easy and accessible to all,” said John Keib, President, Residential Services, for Time Warner Cable’s West Region. “Through TWC WiFi, with our one-time authentication process, Time Warner Cable customers, whether local or visiting, will be able to quickly connect to the Internet for no additional cost from their tablet, iPad®, mobile phone or laptop, wherever they are – neighborhood coffee shop, beach, vacationing at a local hotel. There is no searching for a network: the device recognizes the TWC WiFi network as a default setting and connects. And with accelerated Wideband 50 at home, customers can access the Internet at the fastest speeds we’ve ever offered.”

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC)

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