Time Warner Cable Partners With FON for WiFi Network

Partnership Enables Free WiFi Access Away from Home for Time Warner Cable


Apr 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from FON

    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
 anonymous usage.
     "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
 access solutions."
     About FON
     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.