|[April 16, 2014]
Time Warner Cable Launches New Secure WiFi Hotspot Service "TWCWiFi-Passpoint"
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable (TWC) has launched "TWCWiFi-Passpoint," a new national
WiFi network that offers enhanced security while surfing the Internet
on-the-go. The new service uses powerful encryption technology to ensure
customers get the same level of protection on TWC's public WiFi (News - Alert) network
that they receive with their in-home TWC WiFi connection. Additionally,
TWC is launching HotSpot 2.0 technology on most of the access points
across its nationwide network, making it the largest Passpoint-enabled
network in the country.
TWCWiFi-Passpoint uses the latest generation security that is
enterprise-grade WPA2™ and is available for most WiFi-enabled laptops,
tablets, and smartphones. The new network option is available on nearly
all of TWC's 33K+ WiFi hotspots throughout Southern California, New York
City, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Myrtle Beach and Hawaii. Customers
with Standard Internet or above with qualified devices will be able to
select the new TWCWiFi-Passpoint SSID or continue to access the TWC WiFi
SSID. After connecting to TWCWiFi-Passpoint the first time, customers
will then seamlessly connect to the new preferred secure network
whenever in broadcast range.
"Our goal with TWCWiFi-Passpoint is to assure even our most security
conscious Internet customer that it's as safe for them to surf the Web
on-the-go as it is for them to surf in their home," said Rob Cerbone, VP
Wireless Products for Time Warner Cable. "We want our qualified Internet
customers to take advantage of the added value they can get with free
With the launch of TWCWiFi-Passpoint, TWC is the largest
Passpoint-enabled network in the country to dat, which offers Hotspot
2.0 technology. This technology ultimately will allow for seamless
roaming between WiFi networks similar to the way cellular phone users
roam cellular networks. This technology is now available on many of the
most popular recent mobile devices, such as iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy 4,
and HTC (News - Alert) One to name just a few. "The TWCWiFi-Passpoint network supports
Hotspot 2.0 technology, which is a critical first step in setting up a
seamless WiFi experience nationwide," said Cerbone.
Edgar Figueroa, CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert), praised the deployment of
TWCWiFi-Passpoint and said, "By deploying a Passpoint-enabled network
across thousands of hotspots, Time Warner Cable has taken a leadership
stance in deploying advanced Wi-Fi technology. We commend Time Warner
Cable for their vision of delivering a great connectivity experience to
customers, wherever they go."
As TWC continues to build out its WiFi network, all new hotspots will
offer the TWCWiFi-Passpoint network option.
Customers can look for hotspots that have the TWCWiFi-Passpoint SSID
using the TWCWiFi coverage map <twc.com/wificoverage> and at the end of
this month, will be able to find and connect to any TWC WiFi® Hotspot
using the free TWC WiFi Finder app available in Google Play and the
Apple (News - Alert) App Store. TWC customers sign in using the same TWC ID credentials
they use to manage their online Time Warner Cable account.
For more information about Time Warner Cable WiFi™, visit twc.com/wifi.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) is among the largest providers of
video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,
connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each
other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice
services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to
wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed
applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm
of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies
innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of
Time Warner Cable is available at twc.com,
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