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Whistler Cable uses cable network to set up wireless Internet access in resort town

News | 10/03/2003 4:00 am EDT

Whistler Cable in British Columbia is using its cable network to bring wireless Internet access to the resort town, and ward off threats to its TV distribution business from competitors, according to the cableco. Whistler Cable found itself having to defend its territory against competitors wanting to bring Internet access to hotels in exchange for giving them the in-room cable entertainment business, which is the incumbent’s bread and butter, says Whistler Cable president Ron Saperstein. So the cableco established its own wireless Internet access system.

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