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Free Comcast Wi-Fi Goes Live
Trial begins in New Jersey, new website goes online
by Karl Bode 09:18AM Wednesday Feb 04 2009
Last week we were the first outlet to report that Comcast was working in conjunction with Cablevision to deploy free Wi-Fi to customers in New Jersey. The year-long trial involves providing dozens of New Jersey train stations with Wi-Fi, and may expand into a broader deployment if things go well. The service is now officially up and running, Comcast offering this website to provide tips for customers trying to log in (all you really need is your Comcast.net username and password). We've learned that Cablevision customers should also be able to access Wi-Fi in New Jersey eventually -- there should be an official Cablevision announcement on this before long.

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onebadmofo
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Higher prices else where?

So I guess this means my cable bill will go up so they can afford to give some other service away?
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BB_Hunter

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Re: Higher prices else where?

said by onebadmofo:

So I guess this means my cable bill will go up so they can afford to give some other service away?
If you read the article you would realize this is free to current customers. It says you need your Comcast username/pass to access the Wifi.

onebadmofo
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Re: Higher prices else where?

said by BB_Hunter:

said by onebadmofo:

So I guess this means my cable bill will go up so they can afford to give some other service away?
If you read the article you would realize this is free to current customers. It says you need your Comcast username/pass to access the Wifi.
Aah thanks for the heads up. I read it but really didn't pay attention to it cause I was on the phone.

tmccann11
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wifi

I was actually out on a call in Bernardsville the other day and was shocked when I turned on my laptop to use my aircard, that both Comcast and Optimum wifi connections were available. Since I'm a CV customer, I could only use that network. I can tell you with about 75% signal strength, it was marginally faster than dialup. If i'm around there again, I'll run some speedtest and post to OOL forums.

Now only if they could get around to my area.
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mbernste
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Re: wifi

Since I have a (dormant) Comcast account as well as Optimum, it should be interesting to try both of them to see how they compare.

NwkEWR
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said by tmccann11:

Now only if they could get around to my area.
Ditto, but... "...We've learned that Cablevision customers should also be able to access Wi-Fi in New Jersey eventually -- there should be an official Cablevision announcement on this before long."

Karl 's usually Johnny on the spot with his pieces, nevertheless, I've been waiting for this for awhile, I live and work near Newark's Penn Station, ideally this the railroad hub of New Jersey would have the service by now, but ideally and logically don't come into the picture in NJ, ever.
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Kickroot
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This is great

Not that I'm a Comcast customer, but for some reason my Comcast.net account from 7 years ago still works. Now only if I ever took the train...
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MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY

Free Porn too?

Does it come with random porn sites replacing your intended destination feature too?

bytehead

join:2009-02-04
Orange Park, FL

Great!

My question is, does it count against your cap?

Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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Re: Great!

said by bytehead:

My question is, does it count against your cap?
I highly doubt it.

NBrider

@rutgers.edu

Which train stations?

Hopefully they get the Northeast Corridor

It would be interesting in the New Brunswick and Hamilton train stations, as both Comcast and Cablevision serve the area.

verolom

join:2002-03-23
Reston, VA

Caps

Would the 250 GB/month cap count when using the Wi-Fi access points?