Time Warner Cable is launching Wi-Fi hotspots for customers of its NYC RoadRunner broadband service, reports GigaOm. "Through a partnership with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable customers will also have access to thousands of free Optimum WiFi locations throughout Cablevision's service area," the company said in a statement issued Thursday morning.
"Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi is now available at several Wi-Fi zones in Manhattan and Queens, including several parks and some Long Island Railroad platforms and their respective parking lots in the company's service area." As GigaOm notes, "Many are using Wi-Fi to connect their iPhones." Meanwhile, "Time Warner Cable can use Wi-Fi to blunt the relentless attacks from Verizon's FiOS offering on its broadband offering."