Five of America’s largest cable companies, including the Philadelphia-based giant, Comcast, have teamed up to create a national WiFi network for their cable users.
The plan was announced at the annual Cable Show in Boston earlier this week. It will initially include over 50,000 individual hot spots running the span between Philadelphia and New York, reports the Inquirer.
Each company in the deal will take on a region of the network in order to provide a seamless, national network; Comcast plans on taking the responsibility of building out the rest of the Northeast, between Washington and Boston.
The network, accessible at www.cablewifi.com, will lighten the burden of cellular providers like AT&T and Verizon, who have been charged with supplying data to a growing smartphone market.