Cablevision to roll out Wi-Fi broadband in NY area


Cablevision, a regional ISP here in the north-east, will roll outwireless broadband coverage over the next two years. Unlike Comcast and Time Warner’s similar Clearwire venture, which uses WiMax, Cablevision’s uses Wi-Fi. Wonderful.

The good news for current Cablevision subscribers is that the service will be free when it launches; non-subscribers will be able to get the Wi-Fi service totally independent of regular broadband.

No word on how Cablevision plans to implement Wi-Fi on such a large scale. Rumors suggest Batman will be involved in some capacity.