Two years after announcing it was spending $15 million to build a Wi-Fi network in the Los Angeles area, Time Warner Cable announced it was up to 12,000 hotspots.
Today the Wi-Fi network spans more than 300 miles of Southern California and features more than 12,000 hotspots. Wi-Fi access is free for Time Warner Cable subscribers with Standard or above broadband tiers, and on a pay-as-you-go-basis to non-subscribers.
The company launched the first phase of its Wi-Fi network build out in September 2011 and has steadily grown the network to cover areas throughout Southern California, including popular beaches, downtowns, shopping districts and visitor destinations.
“Wi-Fi deployment continues to be a top initiative for Time Warner Cable,” said Mike Roudi, senior vice president of corporate development for Time Warner Cable. “We know that being connected to the Internet wherever you are is a hugely important feature, so we’ll continue to invest to bring Wi-Fi to areas where our customers live, work and play. It’s like taking your home Internet service with you.”
Wi-Fi rollouts are also underway in Austin, Kansas City, Hawaii, Charlotte and New York City.