Wi-Fi access points are spreading across the country and the world at a dizzying pace. Companies that are able to get as many people as possible on their Wi-Fi networks are finding it that much easier to see success in the field. Time Warner (News
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The company actually announced the move to expand its Wi-Fi network all the way back in April. There are now no less than 900 different hotspots in the Austin area. Time Warner cable is taking the same kind of route that dozens of companies around the US are using by offering up free Wi-Fi to the public. Austin seems to be taking a page out of New York City by striking this kind of a deal with Time Warner cable. With the world moving forward in a big way technologically, cities that can offer up free Wi-Fi to its citizens are getting special attention from the technologically advanced.
Time Warner says that by the end of 2013, there will be 1,350 Wi-Fi hotspots in the city, which will all provide free Internet to Austin citizens. "Attending live music events, experiencing the newest culinary sensations and even shopping for unique items on South Congress are just some of the things that make Austin great, and we want to connect Austinites to the Internet wherever they go around town," said Kathy Brabson, area vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable in a recent release. "We're going to continue to invest to bring Wi-Fi to areas in Austin where the community can take advantage of being connected to the Time Warner Cable network."