COMCAST – New Hotspots Across Connecticut

Comcast Lights Up New Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Across Connecticut
More than 11,000 outdoor and business hotspots now available across the Nutmeg State

BERLIN, CT – August 5 – Comcast today announced that it now offers more than 11,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout Connecticut. Hotspots are located in the state’s high traffic outdoor locations, like shopping destinations, parks and other vibrant areas, and small businesses.

Recently deployed outdoor hotspots include popular locations like Park Road in West Hartford, Whalley Avenue in New Haven and Main Street in Old Saybrook, among many others.  Access to these hotspots comes at no additional cost to most Xfinity Internet customers.

According to Cisco, 88 percent of all U.S. data traffic on mobile and portable devices will travel over Wi-Fi by 2018.

“With the number of mobile devices increasing, now more than ever before, our customers want to be connected wherever they go,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of the Western New England Region, which is based in Berlin, Connecticut. “Having the largest Wi-Fi network in the nation is a major benefit to our customers, and we are pleased to continue to make these investments here in Connecticut.”

These hotspots are part of Comcast’s growing network of more than 10 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide, which people have used 3.6 billion times so far this year, a 500 percent increase in just one year.

Xfinity Internet customers can access Xfinity WiFi hotspots by selecting “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their Comcast username and password. After signing in for the first time, customers will be automatically connected to the network whenever they are in a hotspot location, allowing them to save on their wireless data plans and easily take advantage of additional Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country.

The Xfinity WiFi App, available as a free download on both iOS and Android devices, makes it easy to locate business and outdoor hotspots, or customers can visit the hotspot finder map online at www.xfinity.com/wifi.

The Xfinity WiFi network consists of:

  • Xfinity WiFi Outdoor Hotspots: Comcast is placing Xfinity WiFi hotspots in popular public locations across the state, from popular shopping areas to parks. These hotspots are deployed in many of the state’s most utilized areas.
  • Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Business Locations: Comcast Business customers can receive an Xfinity WiFi hotspot for no additional charge when they order service. This is a value-added feature that directly improves their patrons’ experience. Thousands of businesses across the state have these hotspots and include restaurants, cafes and bakeries, retail establishments and office waiting rooms.
  • Xfinity WiFi Neighborhood Hotspots: Residential customers with Xfinity Wireless Gateways are able to have a second “xfinitywifi” signal (or SSID) in their home that is separate and distinct from their private and secure home Wi-Fi signal. This second signal provides visiting Xfinity Internet customers Wi-Fi access without the need to use the homeowner’s private network password.

 About Comcast Cable:

Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSACMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

 

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