Comcast Is Offering Free Internet Access in Florida During Hurricane Irma
The cable giant is opening its more than 137,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots to help residents and emergency workers stay connected throughout the monster storm.
Good news for Floridians in Hurricane Irma's path: Comcast is providing free wifi throughout the state to anyone who needs it, including non-Xfinity customers, through Sept. 15.
The cable giant announced that its opening its more than 137,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots to help residents and emergency workers stay connected throughout the monster storm.
"We know it's critically important for everyone to have a means of communication at their disposal before, during and after a storm with the potential impact of Hurricane Irma," Amy Smith, senior vice president for Comcast's Florida Region, said in a statement. "By activating our WiFi hotspot network across the state now before the storm, we increase the chance that more people can stay connected. It's something we're proud to do for our communities and our state at a time when we all need to support each other."
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots please visit Xfinity.com/wifi. Once in range of a hotspot, select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their usernames and passwords and they will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future.
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Non-Xfinity customers should visit the "Not an Xfinity Internet Customer" section on the sign-in page to get started. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours through September 15, 2017.