The Wall Street Journal is reporting that New York area cable provider Cablevision is preparing to launch a Wi-Fi based mobile carrier. The project is reportedly titled "Freewheel" and will offer Cablevision customers unlimited wifi based voice, data, and text for $9.99/mo.
Considering how abysmally terrible their Long Island public Wi-Fi is, I can't possibly see how this wouldn't be anything but a horrendous idea. Even on a good day I have a difficult time connecting to any of the available Optimum wifi hotspots throughout Iong Island at any kind of reasonable speed. How they think they can build a wireless network on that infrastructure baffles me. I'll pass.