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Cable WiFi beefs up security option

By Erika Engle


The cable-offered WiFi available around Hawaii for several months has now added a free, secure-connection option for Oceanic Time Warner Cable customers.

TWCWiFi-Passpoint is available on nearly all of the company's more than 33,000 WiFi hotspots around Hawaii and six other markets, according to a company statement.

Subscribers with qualified mobile devices will be able to choose the standard WiFi or to select the new enhanced-security Passpoint WiFi option with the same log-in they have been using while outside their homes, and near a community hotspot, according to a publicist.

"Once they log in the first time, their device will then automatically connect to the Passpoint network when in range," spokeswoman Judy Barbao told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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Pukele wrote:
I understand this Wi-fi is not free - you must have an Oceanic Cable account. However, it does broadcast into our homes, schools and businesses without asking permission. Therefore, Oceanic should consider offering a filtered version of this Wi-fi just the way our libraries and schools offer filtered Wi-fi. In England, filtered Wi-fi is becoming more popular ever since the 2012 Olympics where they offered only filtered Wi-fi to the entire Olympic Village. The internet is an Adult medium. The filters used by our libraries and schools are easily added to any Wi-fi router to create a Child friendly internet.
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