NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Warner Cable today announced that it will be an Official WiFi Service Provider at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City and will offer this service complimentary to all US Open visitors for the duration of the event. The new WiFi offering is an extension of TWC’s existing partnership with USTA, which began in 2013 and includes advertising across select US Open platforms and properties as well as the newly created “Time Warner Cable Studios”.
"We are excited to expand our sponsorship of the US Open and really elevate the experience for our customers and all tennis fans attending the Open this year,” said Jeffrey A. Hirsch, EVP, Chief Marketing/Sales Officer of Residential Services at Time Warner Cable. “We’re all increasingly reliant on WiFi and our phones, so we’re happy that we can help fans get what they need without missing any of the action.”
The WiFi deployment at the US Open is Time Warner Cable’s largest public venue installation to date with 235 access points. Free WiFi will be available throughout all of the US Open’s key public areas including Arthur Ashe Stadium, East Gate, Food Village, Octagon, South Plaza and the Chase Indoor Tennis Center. US Open visitors can access unlimited free WiFi throughout the tournament and save on their mobile data charges by connecting to two available SSIDs, USOPEN2014 or TWC WiFi®.
Additionally, US Open attendees will be invited to the Time Warner Cable Studios at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where they can engage with some of their favorite tennis legends, including Billie Jean King, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Jim Courier and James Blake, as part of a series of Q+A sessions scheduled throughout the tournament. Time Warner Cable Studios will feature charging stations, a simulated control room feed of all televised match courts, and an interactive area that features an umpire chair photo and video experience, a ‘test your swing’ activation and other fan engagement elements.
For information on Time Warner Cable’s activities at the US Open, fans can visit www.twc.com/usopen. Fans can also follow TWC on Twitter @TWC and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/twc for continuous updates on activities and events exclusive to Time Warner Cable customers.
In addition to offering complimentary WiFi at the US Open, Time Warner Cable offers an expansive, free WiFi network to all of its customers with Standard Internet service or above and to all Business Class Internet customers. The network includes more than 13,000 TWC WiFi Hotspots throughout New York City and more than 42,000 hotspots nationwide. TWC Internet customers also have free access to more than 250,000 hotspots in major cities across the U.S. through the Cable WiFi® network. More information about Time Warner Cable’s WiFi service is available at twc.com/wifi.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level, from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 770,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking nine summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s national charitable foundation, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.