Get A Second Chance At The Perfect Holiday Gift With The 'Get To Know Optimum WiFi' Promotion

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120 iPod® touch Devices Will Be Given Away As Part of New Optimum WiFi Sweepstakes

Get to Know Optimum WiFi

Optimum WiFi is giving area residents a second chance at one of the holiday season's "must have" gifts, Apple's® iPod touch. Twenty iPod touch WiFi-enabled personal music players will be given away each week in the "Get to Know Optimum WiFi" Sweepstakes, running through February 26*.

To enter the sweepstakes, go to http://www.optimumwifi.com, view the "Intro to WiFi" video tutorial, and answer a few questions about Optimum WiFi for a chance to win. Twenty winners will be selected at random each week.

"We can't think of a better way to raise awareness of Optimum WiFi and the free wireless Internet access now available to Cablevision's Optimum Online high-speed Internet customers than by giving away 120 WiFi-enabled devices that are among the most popular on the planet," said Kevin Curran, senior vice president, wireless product management. "With service now active across our Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut service areas, Optimum WiFi is already the largest and most advanced WiFi network in the country, based on geographic coverage, and a valuable service and convenience more people are coming to depend on every day."

More information, including complete contest rules and details, can also be found at http://www.optimumwifi.com. The website also provides customers with additional information on Optimum WiFi, including detailed coverage maps, tutorials and a customer feedback section. The sweepstakes is open to US citizens, 18 years of age or older, who are legal residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. No purchase necessary.

Cablevision has successfully deployed Optimum WiFi wireless Internet access in commercial and high-traffic outdoor locations across its Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester/Dutchess service areas, including commuter rail platforms and station parking lots across Long Island, and at many Metro North stations as well. There is no charge for this remote Internet access to Optimum Online customers, which is provided as a value-added benefit to Optimum Online customers. Over the next two years, Cablevision plans to deploy WiFi in the commercial and high consumer traffic areas across its entire tri-state service area.

Current Optimum Online customers using laptop computers and portable WiFi-enabled devices like the iPod touch, iPhone and BlackBerry can access Optimum WiFi through a simple sign-on screen. Once a customer logs into the service by entering their Optimum User ID and password, the network delivers fast symmetrical speeds of up to 1.5 megabits-per-second. Optimum WiFi uses the same standard used in wireless home networks, 802.11, and any device that is certified by the WiFi Alliance as adhering to the 802.11 standards and has a browser will be able to access the Optimum WiFi network.

Cablevision currently provides Optimum Online high-speed Internet service to more than 2.4 million customers, more than 51 percent of the homes passed by Cablevision's fiber optic network, the highest penetration of any Internet service in the nation. Optimum Online customers are already familiar with the benefits of wireless access, with more than half using wireless routers in the home.

Cablevision's award-winning services have garnered widespread acclaim for quality and innovation with Optimum Online recently receiving top honors for its region in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Internet Service Provider (ISP) Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The study, which ranks ISP's based on customer satisfaction across a range of key product attributes including performance and reliability, customer service, billing and cost and more, named Optimum Online the highest ranking High-Speed Internet Service in the Eastern Region for 2008. J.D. Power and Associates also recently named Optimum Voice the top residential phone product in Cablevision's service area for the second year in a row.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and entertainment companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice® digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv, through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and serves the New York area as publisher of Newsday and other niche publications through Newsday Media Group. In addition to these businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, and the Chicago Theatre, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.

  • iPod is a trademark of Apple®. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. For entry and full detail and official rules log on to optimumwifi.com. Open to legal U.S. residents of NY, CT, NJ or PA, 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. See rules for complete details.

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