AUSTIN (KXAN) - Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday the company started deployment of TWC WiFi, a citywide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers in Austin.
Access to the TWC WiFi network is free to Time Warner Cable customers with standard Internet or above, and to Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet customers.
Additionally, the company will offfer free trial and prepaid access options for those not qualifying for free access.
"Increasingly, our Austin customers want to take their high-speed Internet with them out of the home and on-the-go," said area vice president Kathy Brabson. "The TWC WiFi network we're building for Austin will allow our customers to greatly maximize their TWC Internet subscription – at no additional charge."
In Austin, customers today can access a limited number of hotspots . Hundreds more will become available throughout the year as Time Warner Cable builds out the network.
TWC WiFi will be introduced at popular locations where residents eat, live and play. Those areas include Zilker Park, and along Barton Springs Road, Lamar Boulevard, Congress Avenue and 5th and 6th Streets.
Users should look for the TWC WiFi network name, and then follow prompts to connect.
To easily locate and access TWC WiFi Hotspots, customers are encouraged to download the free TWC WiFi Finder app available in Google Play and the Apple App Store, or visit www.twc.com/wificoverage to view the hotspot coverage map.
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