Comcast Rolling Out 219,000 Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Western Washington and Spokane County
June 11, 2014 6 Comments
Now with over 3 Million hotspots nationwide, Comcast has more hotspots than any other Wi-Fi network in the region or the nation
When you have the new XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot feature, you can give visitors WiFi access in your home without sharing your password or slowing down your network.
Comcast announced the launch of Xfinity WiFi on a rolling basis throughout Western Washington and Spokane today. For no additional charge and as deployment rolls out, Xfinity Internet customers will be able to access about
219,000 WiFi hotspots as well as millions of others around the country in places where customers spend time working, shopping, dining and more.
How Home Hotspots work
For customers where the WiFI hotspot has been activated, your XFINITY Wireless Gateway now broadcasts an additional “xfinitywifi” network signal, which is completely separate from your secure home WiFi network. This creates an extension of the XFINITY WiFi network right in your home that any XFINITY Internet subscriber can use.
Check out this page for a video that explains more:
Customers will receive notification in advance through both email and a letter. Check out this page for info on how your hotspot fits into a growing nationwide community:
With the new XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot feature, when you need a hotspot, it’ll be there.
If you have the new XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot feature, you can give visitors WiFi access in your home without sharing your password or slowing down your network. The new activity will not use more electricity.
How to find Xfinity WiFi hotspots
To make it easy to find its WiFi hotspots, Comcast developed the Xfinity WiFi app, which is now available for Android and iOS devices. The app is updated regularly with the latest hotspot locations. Customers also can visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi to locate hotspots and learn more about Xfinity WiFi. To access hotspots, customers should search for “xfinitywifi” or “CableWiFi” on the list of available WiFi networks on their computers and mobile devices. Once customers login to either of these networks, they will be connected automatically the next time they are in range.
For more information, call 1-800-XFINITY or visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi. Small and medium-sized businesses interested in installing hotspots for their customers’ use can call 1-800-501-6000 or visit www.business.comcast.com.