ATLANTA and ORLANDO, Fla. , Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and Bright House Networks announced today that most customers with High Speed Internet service can now enjoy even more access to CableWiFi, the nation's largest WiFi network, made possible by a collaboration of cable companies. With the integration of Cox and Bright House Networks hotspots, customers may now access free WiFi in additional areas including Orlando, Tampa, Daytona, Northern Virginia, Connecticut and Indiana. The new hotspots are strategically located to serve areas where customers are most likely to benefit from Internet access while away from home, such as restaurants, malls, sports arenas, parks and beaches, and join thousands of existing hotspot locations available in markets such as NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago.
"Cox continues to extend our customers' access to WiFi hotspots across the country, delivering information and entertainment anytime, anywhere," said Kelly Williams, vice president, product strategy and management at Cox Communications. "We not only provide our customers access to more than 200,000 WiFi hotspots throughout the country, we also make it convenient and simple for customers to locate and log on to these hotspots."
"Our WiFi hotspots enable our customers to enjoy fast and free wireless Internet access while on the go for business or pleasure at thousands of locations," said Leo Cloutier, senior vice president, corporate strategy and business development, Bright House Networks. "Bright House Networks is dedicated to keeping its customers connected, and we are pleased to continue to make additional WiFi hotspots available."
About Cox WiFi Access
CoxWiFi and Cable WiFi® are free for Cox customers with Preferred, Premiere or Ultimate service. Cox offers multiple ways to find a WiFi hotspot. Customers who are already in a WiFi hotspot can look for the "CoxWiFi" or "CableWiFi" network name on their WiFi-enabled devices, and use their Cox username and password to log into the hotspot. Or, Cox customers who are looking for WiFi access can go to www.cox.com/hotspots and enter their current location to find nearby hotspots. Icons on the map indicate whether the hotspots are inside or outside, so there are no surprises when customers arrive at the hotspot location. Users can also click on a WiFi icon on the map or download the Cox Connect app for iPhone and Android devices and immediately access directions to or from the specific WiFi hotspot address. Once a user has logged into a CableWiFi hotspot, his or her wireless device will automatically recognize and logon to other CableWiFi hotspots for one full year.
About Bright House Networks WiFi Access
Customers with Bright House Standard High Speed Internet or faster can stay connected on the go with Bright House Networks WiFi™ and Cable WiFi™. Customers can use BHN WiFi to check movie listings, read restaurant reviews, surf the Internet and more — at no additional charge. Plus, it's a great way to save on your mobile data plan! Learn how to access more than 200,000 Bright House Networks WiFi or Cable WiFi locations in major cities nationwide at brighthouse.com/wifi.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity eight times, including the last seven years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Bright House Networks:
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company offers a portfolio of customizable, cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.
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