Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Cablevision Systems Corp. today announced that it has launched Optimum WiFi, which provides free wireless internet access to Optimum Online customers, on the boardwalk in Long Beach, NY. The deployment consists of nearly 60 newly installed hotspots along the 2.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk, allowing Optimum Online customers to take their mobile devices with them and stay connected to fast, reliable WiFi while enjoying the boardwalk – whether they’re streaming music while taking a stroll, posting images of the beach on social media, or catching up on some of their favorite TV shows while resting on one of the many famed boardwalk benches.
The Long Beach Boardwalk, which was rebuilt after experiencing severe damage during Superstorm Sandy, fully reopened late last year and is once again a major attraction for Long Beach residents as well as visitors from all over the tri-state area. With the deployment of WiFi on the boardwalk, there are now more than 350 Optimum WiFi hotspots available throughout the City of Long Beach.
“Cablevision and the City of Long Beach have enjoyed a great partnership for many years, and we are pleased to extend our WiFi coverage to one of the most beloved spots in the City, the Long Beach Boardwalk,” said Kevin Packingham, Cablevision’s executive vice president of product management. “Long Beach is a community that loves to be outside, and installing WiFi on the boardwalk is just another example of how we are committed to providing wireless internet access in the areas that matter most to residents. Now, customers can get even more out of their Optimum Online service by connecting to free, reliable WiFi just a few steps from the ocean.”
"The City of Long Beach has undergone a remarkable transformation as we continue to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy," said Scott J. Mandel, City Council President. "We thank Cablevision for investing in Long Beach by providing WiFi on our boardwalk and at other popular locations throughout the City. Long Beach truly comes alive during the summer, and we are excited for our residents and visitors to discover this increased connectivity as the beach season gets into full swing."
The Optimum WiFi network spans hundreds of thousands of hotspots across Long Island and the tri-state area. Unlimited access to Optimum WiFi is available to all Optimum Online high-speed internet customers at no extra charge. More information on Optimum WiFi, including detailed interactive coverage maps, is available at optimum.net/internet/hotspots.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at http://www.cablevision.com.