Comcast Opens Up Xfinity Wi-Fi to Sandy Victims
Free Wi-Fi in PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME
Comcast says that they're opening up their Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone to help first responders and victims of Hurricane Sandy. According to a press release sent to our inbox and a statement by Comcast in our forums
, as of yesterday customers within range of Comcast's hotspots in markets affected by Sandy (PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME) can now access those hotspots free of charge. "Non-XFINITY Internet customers should search for the xfinitywifi network name and click on the Not a Comcast subscriber? link at the bottom of the Sign In page -- Then select the Complimentary Trial Session option from the drop down list. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours through Wednesday November 7th." You can find a coverage map of all of Comcast's hotspots here
Bon Aqua, TN
nice Well that's nice of em... Good practice, people tend to remember stuff from their times of need....
Smart move business wise and it was good for the public... Kudos
but... there will be a 100MB data cap. Additional MB can be purchased at $25 per 2 MB
Re: but... No, those would be the "Verizon Wireless in Partnership with AT&T" hotspots.
caveats ... and that is IF you have power.. 75% of NY metro is in the dark-- with the bulk outages/disaster in NJ-- again..
just write this week off as Amish week.
| |N3OGHYo Soy Col. "Bat" GuanoPremium
Re: caveats Laptops, tablets, & cell phones can be charged in a car, or with a solar pack.
I expected to get slammed on this one. Had all the devices charged up, I all ready had a 500 watt inverter along with a fully charged car battery & a car jump start pack on hand if need be. Last storm came through I was out for 5 days & had a basement full of water.
This time? Nothing, nadda, zip, zero, zilch. The damn lights didn't even flicker. Basement dry as a bone.
I'm not bitching, just sayin'
And a pat on the back to Comcast for helping out....
Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power
said by Darknessfall:Yeah why did they leave out CT? I've seen the hotspots here.
Still no Connecticut coverage!! Does Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon hate us :/? You may say that we have the partnered hotspots but those are very limited coverage too. Guess I can't be complaining though, the other states only have one town or so with coverage :P.
Re: CT They aren't the real hotspots. You can see from the map that the blue is partnered hotspots. They're probably only offering it to the Comcast hosted red hotspots.
| |mobOn the next level..Premium
Good job Nice of Comcast to do this.
| |KristopherI got a 4Premium
Re: Good job Agreed. This was the right decision to make. Well done Comcast.
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NICE Truly ... nice to see a company give what they can ... so many will appreciate just being able to get messages in and out ... that they are xyz and that they need xyz.
Pat on the back Comcast
| |b10010011Whats a Posting tag?
This coming from the company that charged for lost equipment due to natural disasters in the past.
Nice to see they have turned over a new leaf.
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Renew every two hours? What, like the people getting slammed by Sandy don't have enough to do already? How about just letting them go online, period?
Re: Renew every two hours? It's good to see that they are doing SOMETHING to serve the interests of the community. Considering the huge amount of
"bad will" Comcast has, this can only help their image, but it is still just a drop in the bucket, Comcast has to do much more to get a better rep that lasts.
| |KrisnatharokCaveat EmptorPremium
| |said by tmh : looks like someone will always find something to complain about
What, like the people getting slammed by Sandy don't have enough to do already? How about just letting them go online, period?
If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.
| |batterupI Can Not Tell A Lie.Premium
Ja ja People with Comcast VoIP and Internet at home have nothing. Need 911? No problem it will be up in seven to ten days.
What about peering? Do we think the Comcast peering policy (»www.comcast.com/peering/) might be relaxed during these tough times, to help facilitate recovery efforts and give networks an uncongested path into their network? Would be nice to see.
| |SterlingIP Support Tier IIIPremium
Re: What about peering? I'm sure fans of the show "Evolution" Are loving the blackouts