Cablevision Takes Wi-Fi Down The Jersey Shore

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Cablevision Systems, as part of its two-year, $300 million Wi-Fi network initiative, has expanded the coverage area of the Optimum Wi-Fi service in New Jersey to locations on the Shore and high-traffic spots in Morris, Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The operator said it has to date installed thousands of Wi-Fi access points across its service areas, which include Long Island and portions of Connecticut and New York's Westchester and Dutchess counties.

Cablevision also announced Thursday that it has completed the previously announced upgrade in Wi-Fi speeds, doubling the service's downstream speed to up to 3 Megabits per second. Optimum Wi-Fi is available to Cablevision broadband customers for no extra charge.

Cablevision has an agreement with Comcast, under which the operators offer their New Jersey customers reciprocal access to their respective Wi-Fi networks.

In April, Cablevision said customers have used the Wi-Fi service more than 1 million times.

The operator provides a map showing updated Wi-Fi access locations at