Just as EarthLink closes the New Orleans wireless network, Cablevision decides to spend $350M to light up NYC (using 15,000 Belair AP's), according to WiFi net News. ELN also returned the networks to Milpitas and Corpus Christi. ELN is in the process of telling Phillie and Anaheim bye-bye. ELN took a $3.4M loss on these operations this quarter, on its way to $54M in net income on $263M in 1Q08 revenue. [bizjournals]
Some cable companies won 700 MHz spectrum in the last auction, and will likely roll wireless out to augment their own cable broadband offerings in-region.