Cablevision: We’re 750-MHz Throughout

Cablevision Systems Corp.’s five-year network-upgrade process has come to an end.

The MSO announced Wednesday that its entire 40,000-mile network has been upgraded to at least 750 megahertz and that highly concentrated population areas have been upgraded to 860 MHz.

The network passes approximately 4.4 million homes in the New York metropolitan area and comprises the nation's largest contiguous cable system. Cablevision's service area includes Long Island, Westchester and parts of New York City in New York, as well as southern Connecticut and northern and central New Jersey.

Cablevision added that it has already achieved its 2003 year-end guidance for between 1.025 million-1.05 million high-speed-data customers, and that it will exceed its guidance of between 875,000-900,000 digital-cable customers by the end of the year.