To compete with Verizon’s FiOS service, the New York-based ISP intends on doubling the speed of its Wi-Fi wireless Internet service to 3Mbps, which will be free for Cablevision subscribers. As a comparison, the FiOS service runs about $140 per month, while other competing companies such as Comcast and Charter only offer a more costly 50Mbps.
Cablevision reports that they’re coughing up $300 million, at least $70 per user, to offer both DOCSIS 3.0 access and free Wi-Fi. The new service is expected to debut market-wide beginning May 11. Will you be upgrading?