Cable Company Hotspots

Brandon Svec bsvec at
Fri Nov 20 23:33:50 UTC 2020

Comcast does exactly that in the US.  Some people turn it off though.  I
can't recall if just the guest hotspot can be disabled on it's own or you
have to just turn off wireless completely and use your own kit.
Probably depends on the provided gear.

Slightly off topic, but the cellular providers here also sell femtocells to
customers that want better cellular service in their home or office.  They
basically offload (and charge) their customers to expand the coverage over
the customer's own internet service.
*Brandon Svec*

*15106862204 <15106862204> voice|sms**

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:28 PM Rod Beck <rod.beck at>

> Hey Gang,
> How do the cable companies generally deliver this service? A friend
> insists it piggybacks off the WIFI radios of existing cable company
> subscribers. In other words, the cable company WIFI router in a flat is
> providing both a private link for the flat's subscriber, but also a public
> hotspot service.
> I concede it is possible, but I am skeptical that the high quality of
> hotspot service we get here in Budapest could be achieved that way.
> Roderick Beck
> VP of Business Development
> United Cable Company
> New York City & Budapest
> rod.beck at
> Budapest: 36-70-605-5144
> NJ: 908-452-8183
> [image: 1467221477350_image005.png]
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