"Cablevision Systems, Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced reciprocal agreements Thursday to let their broadband subscribers access any of the operators' Wi-Fi hotspots across the New York metro area. According to the cable companies, no money is changing hands as part of the agreement. As of April 15, authentication for all three operators is present on every access point."
Or you can find your nearest Starbucks, McDonalds, Library, or other establishment outside your home. Get the feeling they are just a little late to the game. Perhaps cable companies need to name their hot spots, else we won't know where to go.