Comcast joins other cable giants in WiFi network

    Comcast and four other cable companies are teaming up on a WiFi network.

    Announced today, the network will allow cable customers to stream data through their smart phones and other devices.

    The Inquirer reports Comcast Corp., Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable will form a WiFi network of an initial 50,000 hotspots — many in the tri-state area.

     

    So what does this mean for customers? Subscribers to one of the in-network companies will be able to access the other companies’ wireless hotspots while traveling.

    Disclosure: NewsWorks is a partner with NBC10, which is part of Comcast Corp.

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