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If you subscribe to Cablevision's standard Optimum Online service, we have good news: you're getting a free upgrade. The company has boosted the download speed on its core internet tier from 15Mbps to 25Mbps, making this basic option much more viable for 4K video and other downstream-heavy tasks....

June 24th 2015 at 12:53pm 0 Comments
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Cablevision was already the first provider to start pushing HBO Now for its internet subscribers, and today it's announcing a deal with Hulu. The two have reached an agreement to bring Hulu's VOD catalog to Optimum customers, but exactly what that means is unclear. Unlike the HBO announcement, thi...

April 28th 2015 at 2:23pm 0 Comments
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The all-WiFi phone service Cablevision announced in January is now available. Unlike the usual mobile carrier, the Freewheel phone (currently a $100 second generation Moto G) only operates on WiFi -- to keep costs down it doesn't look for 3G, LTE or any other kind of signal. Of course, if you're c...

February 6th 2015 at 7:28am 0 Comments
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In large metropolitan areas that are covered with WiFi, you might start to wonder why you pay for a cellular service at all. It's this germ of an idea that has inspired Cablevision to announce Freewheel: a WiFi-based phone service that offers unlimited talk, text and data with no annual contract....

January 26th 2015 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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Whether it is on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, being able to watch live television outside your home network is pretty great. Cablevision, through the Optimum App, has been letting its cable customers do this for some time now, but it's about to get much better. The service provider today announ...

June 3rd 2014 at 6:53pm 0 Comments
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The Optimum App for the Kindle Fire has served Cablevision customers in search of a second screen for some time now, but now it's more like its siblings on iOS, PC or Mac. What we mean is that now it can stream live and on demand content subscribed to via your Cablevision service. That's the good...

August 8th 2012 at 6:02am 0 Comments