CABLEVISION TO OFFER WI-FI ACCESS FOR NJ TRANSIT CUSTOMERS

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by NJ TRANSIT and received via e-mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
June 12, 2013 
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION PARTNERS WITH CABLEVISION TO OFFER WI-FI
ACCESS FOR NJ TRANSIT CUSTOMERS 
Board authorized public-private partnership for first wireless
internet connection of its kind in the nation 
NEWARK, NJ -- As part of an ongoing effort to enhance the
overall customer experience, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors
today authorized the agency to enter into a public-private
partnership with Cablevision to offer one of the top requested
amenities to NJ TRANSIT customers:  high-speed wireless internet
access at stations and onboard trains.  The Wi-Fi access will be
provided to NJ TRANSIT customers via a dedicated, trackside Wi-Fi network ----the first of its kind in the nation--at no cost
to the agency. 
“Through customer forums and surveys conducted as part of NJ
TRANSIT’s Scorecard initiative, we know that wireless internet
service will be a welcome amenity for NJ TRANSIT customers,
enabling those who wish to remain connected during their commute
to do so continuously,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ
TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson. 
“This public-private partnership will enable NJ TRANSIT to
deliver on one of the top requests from our customers--wireless
internet access at stations and onboard trains,” said NJ TRANSIT
Executive Director James Weinstein.  “We are thrilled to work
with Cablevision to further enhance the overall customer
experience on our system by offering a dedicated Wi-Fi
connection--which as designed will be the first of its kind here
in the United States.” 
“Providing NJ TRANSIT customers with access to an unparalleled
Wi-Fi network is one of Cablevision’s strategic objectives,”
said Cablevision President and CEO James L. Dolan. “We have
already built the largest Wi-Fi network in the country to meet
the surging demand from our own subscribers and now we look
forward to working with NJ TRANSIT to deliver an exceptional Wi-Fi experience to its riders.” 
Wi-Fi on the NJ TRANSIT system will be implemented in phases.
The initial phase will focus on outfitting major stations like
Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal--which together serve
more than 100,000 customers on a typical weekday on all transit
modes--as well as Secaucus Junction, by the end of this year.
Subsequent phases will include equipping additional train
stations and ultimately rail cars by line.  The project is
expected to be substantially complete by yearend 2016. 
In September 2010, NJ TRANSIT issued a request for proposals
(RFP) from qualified firms for the provision of wireless
internet access to NJ TRANSIT customers, including the design
and architecture of the system to be used. 
Following a competitive procurement process, the Board today
authorized NJ TRANSIT to enter into a 20-year no-cost contract
with Cablevision Systems Corporation for the implementation and
maintenance of a system-wide wireless internet (Wi-Fi) service
that allows Cablevision to offer wireless internet service at
rail and intermodal stations, on station platforms and onboard
trains by installing a high-speed communications infrastructure.
The infrastructure includes fiber optic cabling, wireless access
points, antennas and related equipment in stations, along the
right-of-way and onboard vehicles--a capital investment that
will be made by Cablevision. 
A Wi-Fi network at NJ TRANSIT stations and onboard trains will
offer high-speed access to most internet applications, including
web browsing, email access, browser-based applications, file
uploads and downloads, and multi-media applications. 
Cablevision will leverage its advanced fiber-optic network to
provide direct, dedicated Wi-Fi access to the rail cars from
adjacent hotspots constructed along the railway right-of-way.
This innovative infrastructure is the best way to deliver a
high-quality, high-speed broadband experience aboard the NJ
TRANSIT fleet. 
All NJ TRANSIT Board actions will take effect at the expiration
of the statutory period for the Governor’s review and
consideration of the meeting minutes. 
About NJ TRANSIT 
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public
transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips
on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail
lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the
third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail
stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops
linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. 
About Cablevision 
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the
nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In
addition to delivering its Optimum-branded television, Internet,
and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company
owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western
states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12
Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also
owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information
about Cablevision is available on the Web at
www.cablevision.com. 
Contact: John Durso, Jr. or Nancy Snyder (973) 491-7078 
Cablevision Systems Corporation:
Kelly McAndrew
(516) 803-2351 
(sgp) NY 
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