Comcast Expands East Coast Wi-Fi
2,500 New Hotspots in Mass. and New Hampshire
Comcast says the cable giant is expanding the number of free Wi-Fi hotspots available to the company's east coast customers. According to Comcast, they've activated 2,500 additional hotspots
throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire in locations Comcast found to be the highest-traffic regions. Comcast followed on the heels of Cablevision in 2010 and began offering free Wi-Fi to customers in the hopes of offering a little something extra to users in their battle against Verizon FiOS. Comcast customers can sign in wherever they see the "Xfinity WiFi" SSID.
NE Region This actually appears to be a big expansion/launch in the whole NE region.
They have been aggressively deploying hotspots in DC and Baltimore for the past two months. Prior to that, we had nothing.
Map > »hotspots.wifi.comcast.com/
Slightly OT but I wish Comcast had a way to suggest/vote for locations. They've missed some pretty big traffic areas here when deploying. Yet they've deployed in areas that will see very few users.
Eg. They've deployed near Metro stations but missed some key bus transfer stops.
Re: NE Region Comcast has extensive Hotspot coverage in Phila area. But try connecting to one when it is available. They are so overloaded, that even if one or 2 bars of signal strength are available, it is near impossible to connect to one. And if by a minor miracle you can get a connection, it is so slow as to be nearly unusable. I've used public hotspots frequently, but the only ones that worked for me were in a restaurant, or library, coffee shop, etc.
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Re: NE Region thats where most of these are.
I'm better than you!
Re: NE Region
said by ITALIAN926: I think that that wouldn't last long. I seem to remeber posts about a second "user" showing on the meter for the mi-fi like thing they tested. you probably wouldn't go around sharing your passwords if it counted against your cap.
Of course theyre overloaded, Id imagine that theyre being used as primary internet access for not only primary subscribers, but also "friends of subscribers".
so many sources, (starbucks, mcdonalds, libraries, airport, etc.) offer free wi-fi already in high density public areas here, it's filling the gaps between and adding enough capacity to be useful for passersby that isn't happening yet.
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How about my town? We're 26 sq mi, and have a total of 3 hotspots.
free wifi???? free wifi????
Re: free wifi???? not "free", Included with HSI.