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Cablevision Adds More WiFi on Long Beach Boardwalk

Cablevision Systems Corp. has launched free wireless Internet access to its Optimum Online subscribers on the boardwalk in Long Beach, N.Y.

The Optimum WiFI deployment comprises nearly 60 newly installed hotspots along the 2.2‐mile oceanfront boardwalk, allowing Optimum Online customers to take their mobile devices with them and stay connected to fast, reliable WiFi.The Long Beach Boardwalk, which was rebuilt after experiencing severe damage during Superstorm Sandy, fully reopened late last year and is once again a major attraction for Long Beach residents as well as visitors from all over the tri‐state area.

With the deployment of WiFi on the boardwalk, there are now more than 350 Optimum WiFi hotspots available throughout the City of Long Beach.

“Cablevision and the City of Long Beach have enjoyed a great partnership for many years, and we are pleased to extend our WiFi coverage to one of the most beloved spots in the City, the Long Beach Boardwalk,” said Kevin Packingham, Cablevision executive vice president of product management. “Long Beach is a community that loves to be outside, and installing WiFi on the boardwalk is just another example of how we are committed to providing wireless internet access in the areas that matter most to residents. Now, customers can get even more out of their Optimum Online service by connecting to free, reliable WiFi just a few steps from the ocean.”

"The City of Long Beach has undergone a remarkable transformation as we continue to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy," added Scott Mandel, city council president. "We thank Cablevision for investing in Long Beach by providing WiFi on our boardwalk and at other popular locations throughout the City. Long Beach truly comes alive during the summer, and we are excited for our residents and visitors to discover this increased connectivity as the beach season gets into full swing."