Comcast Rolling Out 219,000 Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Western Washington and Spokane County

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

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Click on the screenshot above to learn how 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.

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:

http://wifi.comcast.com/hotspots.html

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:

http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-to-reach-8-million-xfinity-wifi-hotspots-in-2014

With the new XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot feature, when you need a hotspot, it’ll be there.

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Click on the map to learn more about all the places in the United States where you’ll be able to enjoy WiFi as a Comcast customer.

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.

 

About wtneary
Community relations director, Comcast in Washington State.

6 Responses to Comcast Rolling Out 219,000 Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Western Washington and Spokane County

  1. Dave Ed. says:

    So is Comcast going to pay ME for the use of MY power to support this “free” service for other people? Comcast is stealing electricity from its subscribers to make it free for others, and they’re doing it surreptitiously!

    If this shows up on my modem, without my prior, written consent–not just your crappy flyer, I’m dumping Comcast.

    BTW, this is also taking place all across the country!

    • wtneary says:

      The good news is that the power use won’t change because the router’s working anyway. And apologies if it’s not clear, the service is for customers, and hopefully it’s good news that you too would be able to connect to a wifi network that’s going to be throughout your community, the station and the nation. If you haven’t received an email or letter, though, sounds like your modem is not affected. There’s a lot of info about all this at http://wifi.comcast.com/faqs.html

  2. David Lewis says:

    I pay to rent their modem and I pay for their signal so they can use part of what I pay for to provide free service to their other customers when their other customers are cruising near my house. They deny that when others use what I’m paying for that it could possibly use any part of my bandwidth yet they also say the impact is expected to be “minimal”. And to top it all off they didn’t tell me they were doing this. Its ludicrous, and typical of Comcast.

    One time I looked at my bill and saw an insurance charge that insured me against the possibility I would destroy their wire that they had installed from where it first touches my house to where it enters the modem I rent from them. I asked them to tell me how this charge had got there. “its an important part of your service” they said. “I call this theft” I said. Get this off my bill. They had not asked me to approve this when they tacked this on.

    The only reason I stay with Comcast is there is no real competition in my area. This is the general situation in most of the US. They are the only ones offering a reasonably high speed signal at my home. In other countries, actual competition exists. You can choose from a number of high speed carriers and all are offering very much higher speeds than Comcast in a number of other countries. Sweden, South Korea, etc.

    • wtneary says:

      We can always learn from our customers, and appreciate your thoughts. The tradeoff for the change is that you, not just other customers, but you, will be able to plug into a network that stretches not only around the city and state, but a big chunk of the country.http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-to-reach-8-million-xfinity-wifi-hotspots-in-2014 If that’s not worth the change to you, we respect that, but please just let us suggest that in a year or less, you – or at least many people – will wonder how they ever lived without so much wifi.
      If your modem is affected – it might not be – you should have received, or will receive, both an email and a letter. If you don’t consider that enough notice, we apologize for the difference of opinion.
      Thank you for your business!

  3. How do I opt out of being a host signal broadcaster?

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