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Cable One serves up Wi-Fi to small businesses

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:45pm
Mike Robuck

Cable One has launched an on-site Wi-Fi service for small businesses in its footprint.

The Wi-Fi service cost an additional $9.95 a month for small businesses that are subscribers to Cable One’s data service. On the gear side, Cable One is using SMC Networks to provision the service.

“Our customers have been asking for this product for some time, and we are pleased to be able to deliver it,” said Robert Moore Cable One’s director of business sales. “With the addition of Wi-Fi service, small businesses will be able to increase productivity by mobilizing their workforce with a seamless and secure on-site connection.”

The on-site Wi-Fi is the first phase of Cable One’s Wi-Fi rollout; the second phase will include standing up access points. Wi-Fi services allow business owners to cut down on their mobile phone data charges by switching to the unlimited, on site Wi-Fi service.

"We know how important reliable Internet and wireless connections are to the success of our business customers,” Moore said.  “As always, it’s our goal to work hand-in-hand with local business owners to assess their needs and provide the best solutions for their business.”

Last year Cable One announced it was spending $60 million on a infrastructure enhancement, which includes upgrading nearly 50,000 amps, installing more than 600 nodes, replacing 800 miles of cable and adding 600 miles of fiber. The project, which started in 2012 and will continue through this year, will impact the majority of Cable One’s 42 markets.

Cable One, which is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and the nation’s 10th-largest cable operator, offers its triple play services to 730,000 customers in 19 states.

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