Comcast offering storm victims free wireless
November 1, 2012
Seen those pictures that seem to be all over the web this week of dozens of power-less East Coasters gathering outside local coffee houses to utilize the free internet inside?
Comcast is doing its part to help those Hurricane Sandy victims.
The company is offering free and open access to its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, D.C., regardless of whether the users are Comcast customers or not.
To access the hot spots on devices users must search for the "xfinitywifi" network and click a link that says "Not a Comcast subscriber?" at the bottom of the sign-in page. Users will then be able to select the option "Complimentary Trial Session."
Users in the affected areas can renew free wireless internet sessions every two hours through Nov. 7.
Comcast has internet hotspots in a variety of locations, including malls, parks, public transit platforms and downtown business districts. The company partners with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable to offer Wi-Fi service to those not in Comcast territories.
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