According to a news release from Comcast, the company has opened thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots to help residents as well as emergency personnel to stay connected to the Internet during and in the backwash of the winter storm that took place on Wednesday. Comcast has made the hotspots available for all, including non-Xfinity Internet users without any cost, thus anyone can use it for free. The WiFi hotspots have been opened at business and outdoor areas in the greater Baltimore region, including Carroll County. The company will continue its offering through Monday – March 26, 2018.
In order to get a map to locate XFINITY WiFi hotspots, you can visit Xfinitywifi. The hotspots are located both outdoors and indoors in places like parks, shopping districts and business hubs. One can visit the website to find a hotspot at his/her location.
Once you find an XFINITY hotspot, simply choose the “xfinitywifi” name that you can find in the list of hotspots available near you and then, run your web browser. If you are an Xfinity Internet user, then you can simply sign in with your username and password, and in the future, you’ll automatically get connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspot wherever available. In case you are not an Xfinity Internet subscriber, then to get started with this special service, you will need to choose the “Not an XFINITY Internet Customer” section available on the sign-in page. Further, non-Xfinity Internet users can renew their complimentary Internet sessions after every two hours up to March 26.
This complimentary session can be helpful for both residents and emergency workers to keep connected during extreme conditions; thus, helping people looking for immediate help.