Cablevision's Optimum WiFi Arrives in Rockland and Orange Counties

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Free and Fast Wireless Internet Access for Optimum Online Customers Expands to Local Downtown Areas, Train Stations, and Other Outdoor Locations; Optimum Online Customers Have Already Accessed the Popular Service More Than Three Million Times

Now, Optimum Online customers in Rockland and Orange counties have unfettered access to the nation's largest and most advanced WiFi network in downtown areas, near parks, and at train stations.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that it has successfully deployed Optimum WiFi wireless Internet access in New York's Rockland and Orange Counties, as a free enhancement for its Optimum Online high-speed Internet customers. The newly activated areas - which are focused on the places where people shop, dine, commute and meet - cover municipalities such as: Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Pearl River, Spring Valley, Suffern, Central Valley, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, and Woodbury. The service is also available at New Jersey Transit train station platforms and parking lots, including: Harriman, Nanuet, Pearl River, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, and Tuxedo.

Optimum WiFi spans thousands of access points, and offers wireless Internet capability across the company's New York, New Jersey and Connecticut service areas. In addition to Rockland and Orange Counties, Optimum WiFi is broadly available across Westchester, Bergen, and Passaic counties, and on hundreds of commuter rail platforms and station parking lots across New Jersey Transit, Metro North, and the Long Island Railroad.

"Unlike many expensive cell phone data plans that can cost upwards of $100 per month, Optimum WiFi is free and more than twice as fast as many cellular networks," said Kevin Curran, Cablevision's senior vice president of wireless product development. "Now, Optimum Online customers in Rockland and Orange counties have unfettered access to the nation's largest and most advanced WiFi network in downtown areas, near parks, and at train stations."

Since its launch in September of 2008, Optimum Online customers have accessed the Internet more than three million times for free over Optimum WiFi, and are averaging more than a million minutes online every day over the network, which delivers speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps downstream. Additional information and detailed coverage maps are available at http://www.optimumwifi.com.

Current Optimum Online customers can access Optimum WiFi using laptop computers and portable WiFi-enabled devices like the iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry. Consumer electronic manufacturers have embraced WiFi technology, with more than 5,000 different types of devices currently available in the marketplace that are certified to operate over WiFi. At a recent developers conference, Apple® reported that it has sold more than 40 million WiFi-enabled iPhones™ and iPods® thus far. Some BlackBerry® smartphones such as the Curve, Bold, and Pearl can operate over WiFi with cellular service providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Verizon Wireless currently blocks WiFi on most of its customers' smartphones, making it impossible for these customers to take advantage of the speed and convenience of broadly available WiFi.

Optimum Online customers using devices that are enabled with WiFi - the same wireless Internet standard more than half of Cablevision's Optimum Online customers use at home through wireless broadband routers - can access Optimum WiFi through a simple sign-on screen, where the customer logs in by entering their Optimum User ID and password.

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.

ROCKLAND COUNTY WIFI LOCATIONS
Airmont
Bardonia
Blauvelt
Chestnut Ridge
Clarkstown
Congers
Garnerville
Montebello
Nanuet
New City
New Hempstead
Nyack
Orangeburg
Pearl River
Piermont
Pomona
Ramapo
Sloatsburg
South Nyack
Sparkill
Spring Valley
Stony Point
Suffern
Tappan
Upper Nyack
Valley Cottage
Village of Haverstraw
Wesley Hills
West Haverstraw
West Nyack

ORANGE COUNTY WIFI LOCATIONS
Blooming Grove
Central Valley
Chester
Florida
Greenwood Lake
Harriman
Highland Mills
Minisink
Monroe
Tuxedo
Tuxedo Park
Warwick
Woodbury

ROCKLAND/ORANGE TRAIN STATIONS
Harriman
Nanuet
Pearl River
Sloatsburg
Spring Valley
Suffern
Tuxedo

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