We began deploying TWC WiFi™ in Austin Texas today — a citywide WiFi Hotspot network free to our customers with Standard Internet or above, as well as Business Class subscribers. We’re also offering a free trial and prepaid access starting at $2.95/hour to those not qualifying for free access.
Customers can already access hotspots around the Barton Springs/Zilker Park area with hundreds more on the way in 2013 as we build out the network. TWC WiFi™ will be introduced at popular locations where residents eat, live and play like Lamar, Congress, 5th and 6th Streets.
Users should look for the TWC WiFi™ network name and then follow prompts to connect. All you need is the same username/password combo that you use sign log into MyServices to manage your TWC account.
To easily locate and access TWC WiFi™ Hotspots, customers are encouraged to download the free TWC WiFi™ Finder app available in Google Play and the Apple App Store or check out this hotspot coverage map.
We’ve been rolling out our free WiFi network across our footprint for some time now, as part of our larger strategy to offer significantly more value to our Internet subscribers. Austin was in the game plan for 2013. But Google’s recent announcement encouraged us to deploy our network more aggressively now. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re ready to compete.
Even more good news: our Internet customers also have access to the nation’s largest free WiFi Hotspot network, with over 100,000 hotspots, through the CableWiFi network name. The network enables TWC Internet customers to access the hotspots operated by TWC and other cable companies in major cities across the country including New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Orlando; Tampa, Kansas City, Charlotte and more.