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NYC's MSOs To Provide Parks With Free WiFi, To A Point

  • CableFAX, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:45 PM
As part of their new franchise agreements with New York City, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have agreed to provide their subscribers with free WiFi in 32 public parks within two years.

Non-subscribers will also get WiFi for free, but only three 10-minute sessions per month. After that, they'll be charged 99 cents a day.

Other provisions in the new agreement include TWC partnering with local nonprofits to create 40 public computer centers with free broadband access within low-income communities, and Cablevision providing free Internet service to all public libraries within its service area.

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