(The Hosting News) – More than fifty thousand Wi-Fi hotspots will receive higher accessibility thanks to an agreement announced by top cable providers on Monday. The move creates a network called “CableWiFi” by the joining of companies such as Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.
The hotspots are notable for being in major metro areas including Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Orlando and Tampa.
“We have long been the leading providers of high-speed internet services in our customers’ homes,” commented Time Warner Cable President Rob Marcus in a press release posted via marketwatch.com.
“Through our rollout of WiFi and the benefits of this collaboration we greatly increase the value and reach of our high-speed internet service, providing access to broadband outside the home and in cities across the country,” Marcus continued.
The companies contended that the move was “the largest and most inclusive WiFi sharing effort among cable operators to date.”
Demand for Wi-Fi accessibility has considerably increased as more users look to access Internet on the go. Aside from being on the move, having Wi-Fi is also popular in U.S. households. In April, a study from Strategy Analytics signaled that 61% of U.S. households maintained WiFi access to get online.