NYC free citywide WiFi project pre-conference Q&A: attendees and city’s responses

The New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) held a pre-proposal conference on 12 May 2014 concerning the city’s free citywide WiFi project — the RFP for a franchise to install Public Communications Structures (Wi-Fi pay phones) for the boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The questions submitted […]

5 perfect bidders for NYC citywide Wi-Fi network: Google, Facebook, Boingo, Skype, TimeWarner

Last week we posted New York City’s public tender seeking bidders for a citywide free Wi-Fi network via the city’s pay phones. The network has to make money from advertising and other services. I will eliminate the usual suspects (Verizon and AT&T) as primary bidders because what we’re looking for here is a non-telco, innovative approach. […]

NJ Transit hires Cablevision to provide Wi-Fi service

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has entered into a 20-year agreement with Cablevision for the latter to provide Wi-Fi service in trains and stations. Customers of Cablevision will have access at no extra cost, but others have to pay (amount to be determined). NJ Transit issued an RFP in 2010 seeking companies to provide Wi-Fi […]

Cable WiFi Alliance allows US cable customers to roam on Wi-Fi networks

Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable have entered into an agreement under the umbrella of Cable WiFi to allow their customers to roam on each other’s Wi-Fi networks. Over the years, US cable companies have been expanding their Wi-Fi networks by setting up public Wi-Fi hotspots in train stations and […]

Cable operators allow Wi-Fi roaming

Customers of the five largest cable operators in the United States (Cox, Comcast, Cablevision, Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable) will be able to use any Wi-Fi hotspot belonging to the operators thanks to a roaming agreement. In the past, a Cablevision customer could use only Cablevision’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots but that is […]