MADRID, Spain, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FON today announced a
partnership with Time Warner Cable which allows Time Warner Cable broadband
subscribers to access the world's largest and fastest-growing WiFi network.
The partnership specifically allows Time Warner Cable subscribers to become
FON community members and create FON access points via their home or
business broadband connection. Furthermore, the same subscribers would
enjoy free WiFi access around the world, wherever FON has partner ISPs.
With nearly 60,000 FON community members in the U.S. alone, FON is the
largest WiFi network in the United States. Hotspot providers are FON
community members (called Foneros) who share their unused bandwidth via a
FON router in exchange for free WiFi access when roaming through any other
FON access point. Through this partnership, Time Warner Cable subscribers
will have the opportunity to be members of the FON community and enjoy free
unlimited WiFi access at any of FON's partner ISP WiFi hotspots.
Time Warner Cable is an American cable television company that
currently operates in 33 states, with 13.4 million basic cable subscribers
and 6.6 million residential high-speed data subscribers. By partnering with
FON, Time Warner Cable subscribers will benefit from being able to use next
generation WiFi devices such as WiFi phones, game consoles and MP3 players,
both inside and outside the home.
La Fonera router is secure out-of-the-box and offers two distinct WiFi
channels. One channel is for the exclusive use of its owner; the second
channel is shared with other Foneros. The La Fonera increases security
through an encrypted private network and Foneros decide how much bandwidth
to share. Public users cannot access the private network and there is no
"We are pleased to welcome Time Warner Cable subscribers to the global
FON community," said Joanna Rees, CEO of FON U.S. "Success for FON depends
on extending Internet access to our user bases outside the home or office
without requiring individuals to rely on costly and problematic remote
FON is building the world's largest WiFi community. Founded in 2006 in
Madrid, Spain, FON's mission is to stimulate growth of WiFi Internet access
through its WiFi sharing community of "Foneros". FON's La Fonera WiFi
routers, have been specifically designed to enable Foneros to share their
home access points with the FON Community. In return for sharing, Foneros
gain free WiFi access everywhere in the world. FON's investors include
Google, Skype, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. For more information,
please go to www.fon.com.